Day 11: Fully Contributing with Diversity
OUR DESIRED CULTURE
- All Navigators are fully contributing with diversity of ethnicity, age, socio-economic level, funding source, male or female.
REHEARSE: Build My Life
For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.
Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.
(Ephesians 2:14-22 NIV)
So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
(Galatians 3:26-29 NIV)
As our Prince of Peace, Jesus Himself came to destroy barriers and dividing walls of hostility. He came to welcome all as equals into His household. In Him we are all children of God, baptized in Christ and clothed in Christ. No more labels, no divisions, no exclusions. All are joined together, fully contributing, fully participating, and fully engaged. On Day 4 in John 17 we read Jesus’ prayer for this kind of unity. It is not only vital and essential to our testimony as believers in this lost world, but it is a means by which we experience His Spirit dwelling among us as the people of God joined together with Jesus Himself as our Chief Cornerstone.
How can you, in your ministry role, affirm and ensure the full contribution of all Navigators?
- Ask the Lord to make us one, to see each other as fellow children of God, and to value each person’s unique and necessary contribution to the work of The Navigators.
- Pray against any spiritual strongholds that may be preventing us from experiencing all that God intends for us as Navigators.
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