As I have been seeing all kinds of ugliness on the news and social media… it can be very discouraging if I let it be. I try to be very selective about what I let into my view and thought pattern. I really don’t expect anything different from the world, but when I see the same vile attitude coming from those that call themselves Christians… it is heartbreaking! I am not saying I don’t ever let my “fleshiness” get the better of me… my mouth can be in overdrive at times! I guess what I am saying is this poison that I am seeing, no matter what side of the fence you are on, has been an awakening to closely check my own heart. It has also been my chance to pray for hearts… my own as well as others’! Unity is needed in our country, but even more importantly… unity is needed in the Body of Christ! Here is my prayer for unity:
Father God, The world can be so hateful & cruel, just as it was in Jesus’ time. Lord, guide our actions as followers of Christ. Give us an willingness to be humble and gentle. Help our hearts to be patient and loving, no matter what we face. Bring to our minds that we do not have to have the last word, the battle is Your battle and not ours to fight. Thank You for the hope we have in You… may this hope unify our thoughts and actions. Raise peace in us through the Holy Spirit. Thanking You for Your faithfulness, knowing that You have it all under control. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
“That is why we are not discouraged. Though outwardly we are wearing out, inwardly we are renewed day by day.” ~ 2 Corinthians 4:16
“I… urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling which you have been called, with humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in LOVE, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” ~ Ephesians 4:1-3
Rejoicing in Truth!