Today let’s pray Psalm 133:1 How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.
Each of us is on the SAME raft, going down the river, in fact we are collaborating. And each seems to be having a completely different experience. God made us all unique. He loves us all, no matter how foolish, fearful, determined, peaceful, bored or joyful we are. He loves us. All we need to do is love Him back… and enjoy the journey we are on, in this season, and with the people He has put in our lives (shared with permission from Bob Benoit).
I penned these words after fasting and praying for a meeting I would be attending several years ago. I challenged us all with these words.
I have given you a taste of my river. I will not tolerate gossip, backbiting and devouring one another. All of my people are important to me, all of my people. I do not love you anymore than I love them. Come together; lay down agendas, lay down pretense. Do you want the river to continue or do you want the spring to stop? What I am asking of you is to lay it all down. If you have ought against anyone make it right to the best of your ability. There is no room for offense in my river. There is only room for servant hood. If you desire to be a part of what I desire to do thru you, you must not think of yourselves as more important than your brother or sister. I died for them too; I died for them while they were yet sinners. Can you love like I have commanded you? Can you come together and serve from a willingness to please me? Not for recognition, not from your own fleshly desires, but because I have asked of you?
Can you imagine how much could be accomplished for the Kingdom of God if we all worked together? Can you imagine what could be done on our jobs, in our families, in our communities if we all rowed together? We are all different, unique and loved by God. Our personalities with their strengths and their weaknesses still must surrender to the Word of God.
Let’s pray it again, How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity. Let it be so we pray. Amen.
Have a blessed day, for this is the day the Lord has made we will rejoice and be glad in it.