Unity Takes Love
Hello Ladies, I pray that your past week was great, and I pray that this week is even better. We are continuing on the series, "Unity Unveiled." The topic for today's blog is "Unity Takes Love."
Everything that we do, we must do it in love. In order to do something in the most healthy way possible and in a way that will remain, love has to be involved. People have many different personalities, but even when personalities would clash, a spirit of love can override what would be difficult to grow.
Unity- a whole combining all parts one.- 1 Corinthians 12: 12-14 (NIV)
"12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by[c] one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 14 Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many."
- Unity in the body of Christ is very important. In order for us to work effectively, we have to operate together. It does not matter the individuals' backgrounds or experiences. All that truly matters is that everyone has the same goals: that others maybe saved, freed, and walking in purpose. Then, as women, it is important that we help our sisters reach these goals. This is possible, but we have to make sure our hearts are pure. We have to be sure that we operate in Love (Fruit of the Spirit- Gal. 5:22).
Love-1 Corinthians 13:1-3, 13 (CEV)
"1 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing."
"13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."
- Love based on these versus is the essential element to whatever we do for Christ. If we try to operate it without it, we are in error. We have to always check our motives, our attitude, and our perceptions when as we journey through this life. If there are areas where you are harboring unforgiveness, anger, bitterness, resentment, jealously, envy, or any other emotion, ask God to bring healing and delieverance so that you act, minister, and behave out of love. Verse 13 states, out of faith, hope, and love the greatest is Love. WOW!!! We know the importance of Faith and hope and often talk about it. However, we have to make sure that we dont live, move, or do anything without Love.
Love heals, love restores, love brings freedom, and so much more. If you want more unity or better unity in your home, your family, in ministry, or even your business, check to see if you are operating in love. Pray that love would prevail in all challenges. Pray that love rises above everything else. Pray that love becomes stronger than ever. In order for there to be a greater level of unity, there must be more love shown.