“Surviving and Thriving” 7/19/2022 Written By Anne Cetas for “Our Daily Bread”

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Written By  Anne Cetas for “Our Daily Bread” @  http://odb.org

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Original post @ “Our Daily Bread”  https://odb.org/US/2022/07/02/surviving-together

Surviving and Thriving

The whole body . . . grows and builds itself up in love.

Ephesians 4:16

Today’s Scripture & Insight:

Ephesians 4:4–16

The Croods, an animated caveman family, believe that “the only way to survive is if the pack [their small family] stays together.” They’re afraid of the world and others, so when looking for a safe place to live they’re filled with fear after discovering a strange family already in the area they’ve chosen. But they soon learn to embrace the differences of their new neighbors, draw strength from them, and survive together. They find that they actually enjoy them and that they do need others to live life fully.

It can be risky to be in a relationship—people can and do hurt us. Yet it’s for the good reason God put His people together in a body, the church. In fellowship with others, we grow to maturity (Ephesians 4:13). We learn to depend on Him to help us be “humble and gentle” and “patient” (v. 2). We help each other by building each other up “in love” (v. 16). When we gather together, we use our gifts and learn from others who use theirs, which in turn equips us in our walk with God and service for Him.

As He leads you, look for your place among God’s people if you haven’t found it yet. You’ll do more than survive; in shared love, you’ll bring honor to God and grow to be more like Jesus. And may we all depend on Him as we walk through a growing relationship with Jesus and others.

By:  Anne Cetas

Reflect & Pray

Who are you walking through life with? How might you more deeply develop those relationships?


I love being a part of Your family, God. Help me fill my place well so that I might grow and help others to know You better.

Learn about how you relate to others.


P.S. (from bruce)  When there is no other place to turn…turn to God !!  If you’re not a “born again” Christian, is the Holy Spirit urging you to open this link ??  Here is the truth about how God’s grace is received to become a Christian in God’s eyes; through understanding and obeying the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ…   https://godsmanforever.com

To my brothers and sisters in Christ, please feel free to share this message of the cross with those in need…

You say you are a “born again” believer…  BUT is your soul ON FIRE for the Lord ??  If not, open this link – https://godsmanforever.com/2020/08/01/are-you-a-christian-in-gods-eyes-and-on-fire-for-the-lord-or-not/

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About Godsmanforever

I present posts about God's Word, with a personal focus on how God's grace is received through saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ... Sinners must understand and obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ... See this link for more... https://godsmanforever.com/2014/10/26/the-truth-about-sin-10262014-by-bruce-reposted-from-7112013/
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