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Romans 15:7-13 Christ accepted you, so you should accept each other. This will bring honor to God. I tell you that Christ became a servant of the Jews to show that God has done what he promised their great ancestors.Christ also did this so that the non-Jewish people could praise God for the mercy he gives to them. The Scriptures say, “So I will give thanks to you among the people of other nations; I will sing praise to your name.” And the Scriptures say, “You people of other nations should be happy together with God’s people.” The Scriptures also say, “Praise the Lord all you people of other nations; all people should praise the Lord.” And Isaiah says, “Someone will come from Jesse’s family. He will come to rule over the nations, and they will put their hope in him.” I pray that the God who gives hope will fill you with much joy and peace as you trust in him. Then you will have more and more hope, and it will flow out of you by the power of the Holy Spirit.

  1. Accept each other and honour God.
  2. Understand what God has done for you.
  3. Realise no one is excluded [No one is beyond help]
  4. Put your hope in Jesus.
  5. Grow spiritually in relationship with the Holy Spirit.

This is where my thoughts are this morning as I sit alone at home listening to the birds singing in my back yard, reading my Bible and praying.

Why do we have such a hard time allowing people just to be who God wants them to be and getting on with what He wants us to be?

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