Every Effort

week of Sep 24 - Sep 30 DAY 1

Why do you fight amongst yourselves?

What is to be gained by seeking worldly justice between children of God–dividing My children and stepping into the darkness of the world.

You do not belong to the world, but to Me.

I have chosen you out of the world.

I have chosen you to be a light to the world.

Therefore, you must make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy.

You reflect My love and My light to the world when you love each other as I have loved you.

I have not made you to be at war with your brothers and sisters.

I have made you to love each other and those in the world so that they may see Me in you.

My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends…You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit–fruit that will last–and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. This is my command: Love each other.
John 15:12-17

My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one–I in them and you in me–so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
John 17:20-23

Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.
Hebrews 12:14