Keeping up with the word is more than a hashtag, slogan or a saying. I believe it goes deeper and has much to do with connectedness with God and with one another. Let me help us recall what the Bible says about connectedness, “It takes a grinding wheel to sharpen a blade, and so one person sharpens the character of another.” Read Proverbs 27:17 (TPT). Watch this, you and I are not independent of one another; quite frankly we are inter-dependent. We need each other… and you are as important to me as I am to you. We are the Body of Christ in the earth, and for us to effectively communicate our faith and trust in God, then can I suggest to you that “the spirit of unity” must permeate our hearts and minds.
The Bible says, “Behold, how good and how pleasant for brethren to dwell together in unity. Like the precious oil upon the head, running down on the beard, the beard of Aaron, running down on the edge of his garments. Like the dew of Hermon, descending upon the mountains of Zion. For THERE the Lord commanded the blessing – Life forevermore.” Read Psalm 133:1-3. THERE, is that place of unity and unity is the place of love in our hearts for one another. Listen to this, “where the river of love flows, life will abound and unity will overflow.”
In today’s society, we are more connected than ever before because of technology, yet totally disconnected with the reality of life and what really matters in life – relationship with God. Watch this, there is inter-connectedness between us, and that is what God’s love demands of us; to be connected.
For you and me as a people of the word and of the spirit, the most powerful force we must use to dominate every sphere of society and culture is by simply demonstrating the LOVE OF CHRIST. After all the Bible says, “God’s love has been abundantly poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” Read Romans 5:5.
Jesus said, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples if you love one another.” Read John 13:34-35 (NIV). This love (the Greek word agape) is having an unselfish concern for another and a willingness to seek the best for another. Beloved, there is no excuse for you and me not to LOVE the way Jesus did.
It is my prayer, this powerful force of God’s love will disarm hostilities around us, whether it is in the market place, school or some other place you might be engaged in, in the Name of Jesus.
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