Do you ever sit and listen to someone talk and think, “I wish everyone I interacted with heard this message. It would solve a lot of issues”?
Warren Gasaway’s message today at Trinity Baptist Church was entitled “One Another”.
It focused on one verse, Romans 12:10, which reads, “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”
Imagine if we all went into every meeting, every interaction with someone else, every conversation where differences have divided us, with that verse in mind.
“Honor one another above yourselves.”
That’s a tough calling.
“A heart of honor is built by brokenness,” Warren said.
You can move past your human desire to be heard and your need to be recognized when you approach every situation with humility. Humility comes from being vulnerable and growing through the broken moments in our lives.
When you talk to God about others before you talk about others, you honor them. When you lead with encouragement before you criticize, you show honor.
Our problem is we don’t love with all our hearts the way God has called us to love. Our arrogance, our pride, our need to be right or appreciated, gets in the way. Without love, we end up divided.
Warren said today, “Love is the barrier that makes us stop when we want to lash out and hurt others. Love keeps us from saying those words that slander. Love keeps us from harming, lying, cheating one another. Love is what binds us together.
“Love is the over riding principle that calls our passion into action. Love is patience when words would hurt. Love is deafness when a scandal flows. Love is thoughtfulness in tough times. Love is promptness when duty calls. Love is courage to push through something hard.”
Watch the full message: