What encouragement are you given by God?
What “attitude of mind” did Jesus have toward us?
What is spiritual endurance and how is it different from religious endurance?
“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” – Romans 15:5-6
Jesus came to establish once and for All the bridge between you and God! It was and is based on the Amazing Love Beyond Compare of God! Jesus Loved the unlovable, had best friends who were the least likely to succeed and most hated of their day And while you and I were still His enemies He died for us!
Now go and have that same mind for each other!
This is the mission of Grace! This is spiritual growth! This is endurance and encouragement that could Only come from God alone!
How do I know this?
The school of hard Love for one – I was a very insulated person after being hurt as a child and for years I blamed God – much to the devils delight and much to help me in Being where I am Here and Now!
Here is the important lesson for me from this passage as thousands of others and from my life as well that I hope and pray get conveyed:
The devil only wins when we stop Loving and having the “attitude of mind” that Christ had toward us! The great news is as soon as we turn toward Love again – the devil has lost again!
What was His attitude of mind toward us?
Crazy, Unconditional, Irrational and Divine LOVE!
If you get this idea in your heart and not just your head – your life will be the most remarkable journey, the likes of which you could Not even imagine!
To truly Glorify the Father Only happens when the Love, Thankfulness which grows Love and the Peace which comes from Not being under the law but from being under Grace come from Heart knowledge and Not head knowledge alone!