Ephesians 2:19 (NASB) So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household,
As the practice continued, I noticed that the court was filled with boys from every walk of life. I had the opportunity to coach a little league basketball team. It was open to any young boy that met the age requirement and nothing else. It didn't matter what the color of your skin was, your parents’ background, how much money they made, or how well you did in school. Today's scripture reminds us that we are no longer strangers and aliens, but fellow citizens of God's household. By the end of the year, the boys from different backgrounds, different colors of skin, different walks of life were a united team. They played like one, sharing the victories and the defeats, and they took care of each other. They were excited when one would make a great play. They comforted each other when things didn't go well. They did not have their own agenda, but all worked together as one unit no matter who was in the game. Imagine if our churches really worked like that. No personal agendas, but only the will of God to reach others and invite them in to be part of a family... the family of God. Who are you going to invite to join God's family?
Application:• Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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