The Power of (More Than) One
“Be All You Can Be.” Familiar slogan. You probably heard it on television when the Army advertised to recruit prospective candidates. However, in recent years, in observance of the culture of individualism, the slogan was changed to [be] “An Army of One.”
Slight change of subject, but momentarily, you'll understand. Every morning I say prayers when I wake up. But, sometimes, I feel alone when praying about life struggles. (Do you ever feel that way?) So, one morning as I began to recite The Lord’s Prayer, a prayer I've said all my life—a humble reminder made me stop and think. The prayer starts with “Our Father in heaven,” not “My Father in heaven.”
The “Our” changed my perspective. I wasn’t alone as a member of the body of Christ. The disciples were not alone in their beliefs, either. One of the disciples had asked Jesus how to pray (see Luke 11:1-4), and He taught them what is known today as "The Lord's Prayer."
We don’t have to be alone or an “Army of One” in our faith walk. Remember “Onward Christian Soldiers?” As “Soldiers of the Cross,” we can be the best we can be—through Him. It's an example of the power of (more than) one.
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