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Archive for April 15, 2012

Organizing the Inside – Day 225 Loving One Another

How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!  It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down upon the collar of his robes. It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life forevermore. Psalm 133 (NLT)

Unity and sisterhood are important to God.
David talks about how pleasant and beautiful harmony among family is. Christians belong to the largest and most diverse family ever known. As members of the household of faith the bond we share should not be taken lightly. Unfortunately we too often find more discord and tension in the church than we should. You want something but don’t get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God. James 4:2 (NIV) We are not killing each other literally, but how many times do we hurt our sisters in Christ with the words we speak against them?  It is up to those of us who are mature in Christ, to willingly forsake our own self-centered desires for the sake of the whole. Too often, well-meaning Christians go to great extremes to avoid conflict; doing so under the guise of minding your own business or that you hate drama. Often confrontation is the only way to bring about resolution. Confrontation doesn’t have to be something negative. Sometimes discussing your differences and clearing up misunderstandings results in much-needed peace.

The world will know that we are Christians by our love.
I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me.  John 17:23 (NLT) We’ve been called to set an example of God’s peace, hope and love. We are ambassadors, representing His kingdom and what we show others really does hold eternal value. There are those who want to know more about God but have yet to ask.  Sometimes they’re standing on the sidelines pretending not to care. All the while they are watching your life and mine. Curiously wondering about our lifestyle and the choices we make as believers.

When they look at us what do they see?
I pray that they will see something different in our attitudes, beginning with our reverence for the things and people of God. But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: 1Peter 2:9 (NLT) What does your life show? Are you in unity with your sisters in Christ? If not, take time at once to ask God to guide your heart in love. Mend broken relationships that need mending, especially those within the family of God.