For over a year now the Lord has been laying soooo heavy on my heart 3 things: Love, Unity and Prayer. When Christians get this – really get this – and put aside their personal wants, ideas and desires and come humbly and fully surrendered to God’s will, that’s when we’ll see revival. When it’s no longer about your church, my church, or their church. It’s about THE CHURCH – CHRIST’s CHURCH – The entire body of believers, walking in humility and love for one common purpose…. to spread the gospel and bring hope to the hopeless.
When we stay so focused on how God can use us each and every day – in and out of the buildings we walk into on Sunday morning – we have no time for the things that break the heart of God. When we recognize that division among believers is a tactic of the enemy and we refuse that battle – that’s when strongholds are broken. It’s when we send the devil weeping and wailing through the backstreets of hell. If we are ever going to reach the lost and broken – we have to set the example and walk in love. Otherwise? We look no different from the world. Don’t believe me? Listen to what Paul has to say in Ephesians.. Then do a ❤️ check. Often. Are you walking in love? Love has no room for pride, un-forgiveness or gossip. Love is long-suffering, humble and kind. I’ve been doing a study on love and it’s been blowing my mind! It’s so much more than even the chapter on love in Corinthians! The Holy Spirit gives us what we need to make the decision to walk in love, even when we don’t feel like it.
The bible talks about love over and over. What it is. And what it isn’t. And as I heard Pastor Darlene say once “The devil doesn’t understand love, so he can’t defeat it”. When our flesh screams “be offended” – “Be ticked off” – “Be hurt” – and instead we make the decision to love anyway – The devil is done. He’s lost his hold on us. Faith, hope and love these three – but the GREATEST is love! (That’s not just a t-shirt slogan. Those are words to live by!)
Pray for ALL your brothers and sisters in Christ that the Father may be glorified.
“I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” – Ephesians 4:1-6