Be the Difference.


"How wonderful and pleasant it is when brothers live together in harmony!"

- Psalm 133:1


I used to think that my actions didn't impact those around me, but I learned in the simplest ways that I was wrong. Very wrong.

There's a scene at the beginning of the movie, Drumline, where Dr. Lee approaches Devon Miles because his roommate was late for band practice. He asked Devon why he didn't wake him up, and Devon laughed and said, "I'm not his mother."

Dr. Lee then teaches the band the concept of unity or "one band one sound" by showing them that they are responsible for one another. But throughout the entire movie, Devon struggles with that concept.

When Devon finally lets go of his pride, he begins to understand that the audience doesn't just see him performing, they see and hear one collective band.

"The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ. Some of us are Jews, some are Gentiles, some are slaves, and some are free. But we have all been baptized into one body by one Spirit, and we all share the same Spirit." - 1 Corinthians 12:12-13

As Christians, we are called to operate in unity as one body — no matter what we look like or where we come from.

I’m reminded of a situation that happened last weekend. A group of friends and I were hanging out, and right before we left we decided to pray for one another.

A man who was sitting on a bench nearby was watching us pray. He told us that he knew we were from the church because he saw unity in how we took turns to pray for one another.

It made me think of John 13:35 that says, "Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”

To the watching world, there's often no difference between people who say they are Christian and those who are truly living for the Lord. It's up to us to be the difference.

One way that we can be the difference is by the way we act toward others. Now is the perfect time to reach out to people in need or send an encouraging word to someone you haven't spoken to in a while.

We are called to be the light of the world. You can't let your light shine if you look, walk, and talk just like everyone else.

We have to be different. You have to be different.

Now more than ever people are looking for hope, and the body of Christ must be on one accord. What we do or don't do, and how we respond to others affects everyone.

When the world sees us, they shouldn't see confusion and hate — they should see love, unity, and peace.

"How wonderful and pleasant it is when brothers live together in harmony!"

- Psalm 133:1

We are one body, one faith. Let's be the difference.

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- Mags