I’m stuck on Peace, Love and …
Psalm 133:1 â€œBehold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in UNITY!â€
I found this one recently and it really grabbed hold of me with a burning desire to write today about a warm, comforting fire, a good fire, like the one that Moses found in the burning bush, burning without consumingâ€¦ from which appeared to Moses the Angel of the Lord. This fire burned with the eternal light of life. A light that would not go out!
Rick Warren, the renowned author of â€œThe Purpose Driven Lifeâ€ and â€œThe Purpose Driven Churchâ€ says â€œNothing on earth is more valuable to God than his church. You are commissioned by Jesus Christ to do everything possible to preserve the unity, protect the fellowship, and promote the harmony in your church family and among all believers.â€
I believe at the very heart of this fire of life that shines brightly toward unity are two key concepts:
- That we are each in a continuously growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
- And, another long-favorite passageâ€¦ â€œTherefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you must also do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with the grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. Colossians 3:12-17
Indeed, whatever we do, do it from the heart, growing in the love of Christ and for each other, and in the name of the Lord. Now thatâ€™s a fire to be a part of!!
What do you think about where we are in unity as Christians?