When we finally come to a place where we are actively following the Lord, we begin to understand the meaningless waste of time that comes from needing to be right, to see ourselves as the center of the universe, and to have our own way. Suddenly, we begin to understand that selflessness and unity are much more fulfilling than the pride of being right or being “on our own”.
God teaches us to make ourselves the least important and to live a life of unity. There is strength in unity. We all do better when we are together. Covid has taught us that being separated and isolated has so many detrimental implications that as a cure, it is often more devastating than the illness.
God speaks clearly on the subject. We know that the joy of the Lord brings strength and unity of faith. God’s purpose brings joy. So, God’s word reminds us again and again to live lives that are selfless and unified with the brotherhood of believers. When we live in unity, we can draw upon each other’s strength, we can lift each other up in prayer, and we can leverage the gifts that God has given us to compliment those around us.
There is no doubt that unity and selflessness bring joy to God and to us. If we will seek God and seek unity of Spirit, we can rest assured that God Himself will give us Joy and make that joy complete.
God Bless You
Psalm 133:1 NIV
1 How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!
2 Corinthians 13:11 NIV
11 Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.
Philippians 2:2 NIV
2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.
Romans 12:4-5 NIV
4 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.