Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Unity - Lifting You Up, July 22, 2009

Are you in unity with your Christian brothers and sisters? Are you in unity with your co-workers? Are you in unity with your family? Are you in unity with God? As I was reading Psalm 133 today those questions popped in my mind. Psalm 133 states "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, coming down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard, coming down upon the edge of his robes. It is like the dew of Hermon coming down upon the mountains of Zion; For there the LORD commanded the blessing--life forever."

I like the interesting description of how being anointed with oil feels as it runs down your head onto your face, and down your clothes. How the dew comes down the mountain and everything must get wet. It doesn't matter what gets wet or oily, it all does. Being in unity doesn't mean we are always happy and agreeing with each other. But it does mean that we need to stop trying to always be the one who is right. We need to listen more than we talk, and then talk to the right people. It means that we need to be able to agree to disagree without hurtful words and feelings.

You should treat your church family as you do your wife, husband and children. When we show respect for others and not put ourselves first, our attitudes change, people around us seem different and the Devil starts to realize that he doesn't have that hold on us.

So again I ask, are you in unity?

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