What do we really know about unity? Do we truly understand the true essence of the word? We speak on it, we preach on it, we openly profess it, but do we really desire it? Do we come together with the mere appearance of wanting to fellowship, but when it’s time to put in the work, we shy away from it? Have we become lazy in our worship, our fellowship? Are we building one another up or we tearing each other down? This I do know, that is what is resonating in my spirit; we must do better! We must desire a sincere relationship with our Lord and Savior, and a sincere relationship with each other.
What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
I do believe that this is something that the Lord desires from each of us. When we stop and consider the whole concept of being part of One Body; if we are indeed part of the same body, the unity should be an easy thing. This very revelation makes me a bit weary at the current state that the Body of Christ is in. I mean, can we get it together? Can we put all the pettiness aside long enough to truly examine ourselves? Can we stop judging each other, can we stop pretending we are fine when we are not? Can we try searching our hearts with the hope that if there is anything within us that we would truly desire deliverance? Can we show forth brotherly love?
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.
Love isn’t an option, it’s a requirement. How do we not love that which is a very part of who we profess to be? One body, many members…. Let’s consider this for a minute. My toes are attached to my feet, my feet to my legs, my legs to my torso, which is connected by my arms, which are connected by my hands and so on. Each part needs the other part to properly function… Now notice I said properly function. This is not saying that it would not function if one of these parts are missing, but if we were to be missing one, it would be missed. For the Body of Christ to properly function, we need one another to be properly aligned. Not some soap box type of unity but the true definition thereof. Unity is defined as oneness of mind, feeling, etc. as among a number of persons, concord harmony, or agreement. This is what is expected of us, and this is what we should truly start working towards. It doesn’t matter if we go to two different churches, or if you live in a castle or a small home, we should be One Body, one mind, when it comes to the things of God, which should be the center of our lives.
When we truly make God the Head of our lives, unity should be easy, for it should come naturally. Nothing forced, it just becomes a part of who we are. We love one another, we look out for one another, we stand in unity with each other, for we love the One who formed each of us to trust His plan for our lives. So let us come together in the true spirit of unity and love one another as Christ so loves the church. So, “Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you. (2 Corinthians 13:11).
In Jesus name, amen….