Sharing Our Common Passion
by Randy Chambers, 2011-02-22
Philippians 2:1-2, NIV: If you have any encouragement from being
united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the
Sprit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being
like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.
Drawing near to God creates in each of us a sensitivity for the activity of the
Spirit of our living Lord. At the mention of God and His activity, our hearts
begin to dance. And not just that His Name is mentioned, but that it is fondly
spoken of by others of like heart, and like spirit to that of your own. They
too, thirst for the living God. They too desire to walk a blameless and holy
life after the similitude of Jesus. They too become enthralled by discussions
that center entirely around the work and person of the Lord. We find within
moments with kindred spirits, a time of open and honest sharing that stirs our
souls like nothing else.