On One Accord

On One Accord by Kirk Hunt

Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

Philippians 2:1-2 NKJV
Please also read Philippians 2:1-18

The collapse of the physical building was the most visible (and final) sign of a flawed community. The lack of cooperation or collaboration among the residents fostered further deterioration of their shared residence. Without accord and unity, death and destruction almost inevitably followed.

Years of warnings from experts did not bring community or unity. The easily discerned physical conditions in the building did not foster cooperation or cohesion. Only the roar of collapse, the cries of the trapped, and the silence of the missing forced unified effort.

The Church, the universal community of Christians, is in a similar situation. Years of warnings from Bible scholars and Church leaders have not fostered community or unity among God’s people. Too many believers discount or discard the evidence of discord visible to their own eyes.

It is not too late for God’s people to work together. The Church, through the power of God and His Holy Spirit, could be a unifying force in the nation and the world. First though, we must be on one accord. Are you ready to set aside your individual concerns for our joint mission?

Think: Unity gives God’s people strength and fosters advancement of God’s Kingdom.

Pray: “Lord, help me to foster unity and cooperation in Your Kingdom.”

Copyright © July 2021, Kirk Hunt

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The Impact Is Never Just You


The Impact Is Never Just You By Kirk Hunt

 Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him.   And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling.

Mark 4:36–37 NKJV


Neither Jesus nor the Disciples asked for the other boats to join them.  Still, there they were, traveling along with Jesus.  The storm did not impact just Jesus.  The storm impacted a fleet of ships.


Your actions, or inaction, always impact someone.  It is never just about you.  No matter how alone you think you are, what you do takes someone else along.


You probably have an intensely personal relationship with some of the folks in your community.  You may be surprised to learn of the influence you have on folks you never imagined know of you, or care about what you do.  Your impact is never just you.


Your successes benefit others.  Your losses reduce some else.  Saint or sinner, your community is impacted because of you.  Choose the impact you intend to have.


Think through what you say or do.  You cannot be responsible for where others sail, but you can be responsible for your course. Make sure your actions, or stillness, build up God’s Kingdom.


Think:            My impact in God’s Kingdom is never just me.

Pray:              “Lord, help my impact to increase Your Kingdom.”



Copyright © October 2013, Kirk Hunt

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