Thursday, April 6, 2017

Relationship Thermostat or Thermometer?

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Good morning, this is Topher from Washington Church of Christ, bringing you a positive message minute.

Is the temperature comfortable where you are? It probably has something to do with a small apparatus in your home, car, or work called a thermostat.  Now, a thermostat is different than a thermometer.  A thermometer tells what temperature exists in an area,  but a thermostat actually does something about that temperature in the area.  A thermostat sends a signal and works in conjunction with other units to bring about that blessed and comfortable 70 degrees that you are struggling to find right now with Indiana weather!

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In life, as you seek to find equilibrium, balance, and peace, are you the thermostat or the thermometer? 

In Ephesians chapter 4, Paul is writing wisdom to the people in relationships.  Somewhere along the line, someone has acted as a thermometer in reading the relationship temperatures and informed Paul that relationships are strained in this group of people.  Paul's words are simple, "Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace." (Eph 4:3) In other words, quit being a thermometer and be a thermostat by doing something about the relationships around you.

Today, if you are complaining about the strife, dissension, and division in the people around you at your workplace, school, or home, try being a thermostat instead of a thermometer by making EVERY effort to keep unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.  You'll be glad you did. 

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