The Blessing of Unity (Part II)

Unity requires humility. Jesus is the perfect example of humility, who came to make us one with Him and include us in the family of God!

Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. Philippians 2:5-7

Jesus as the master reconciler did not come with pomp and circumstance but made himself of no reputation. He came to identify with humanity and help them understand the ways of the Kingdom. His boldness was based on truth not arrogance. Similarly, if we desire to live in unity with others, we need to let go of our pedigrees and the things that we perceive make us more important than others.

Unity is hard to achieve because it requires transformation by the Holy Spirit. Unity stems from humility and love towards God and others. We cannot be united to people in a healthy way apart from being united to Christ first. If we choose to unite ourselves to others first, we will eventually cause division in the body of Christ because the natural man wants a position. 

Unity requires humility. Humility brings a lowliness that puts aside our stubborn individuality and our natural inclinations. It also allows the spirit of God to flow and bring something that we cannot bring to the table on our own. We have to suffer the loss of our opinions, ambitions, and preferences and value people regardless of how different they are from us! This is not an easy task, and it needs the supernatural work of God in our hearts and in our midst.

The body of Christ will become healthy when individuals are not looking to it to establish their identity, but to serve in humility. When each person desires to be a joint that supplies what others need and receives what he/she needs from the body unity begins to flow!

Father, we need a renewal of mind in the area of unity. We want our hearts and minds to be aligned with yours. Help us to be aware of our part in the unity of the body of Christ. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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