Spirit of Unity

Posted: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 in New Testament, Romans
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Romans 15:5-6
May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

As I read the above passage of scripture, I dwelt upon how Paul talks to us as individuals and as a team, giving us direction. In recent times, watching sport has caught my fancy courtesy the winter Olympics and Paralympics that took place here in Vancouver a few weeks back. Several events were individual and the rest were team events. Every medal was a joy whether individual or team but what it all added up to was victory for the country they represented.

The Church is supposed to mean the body of Christ (Not the building) and we are the bride to the most wonderful and perfect groom, Jesus Christ of Nazareth. In our daily walk, we are ambassadors for Christ in our homes, communities, schools, workplaces, etc. and we are called to serve Christ’s love for all to all. We are therefore individual and team players and are called to be united under the banner of Jesus Christ. Our goal is to serve Him because of what He did for us and not to dwell on our differences. Our joy is to revel in the joy of serving the King of Kings and not to argue like the disciples about who is to sit and the right or the left of Jesus in heaven. I pray we are encouraged to simply serve Jesus!

In His Loving Service,
ServantBoy

Comments
  1. blesseddad says:

    Vineet,
    As I was reading this and got to the last paragraph, I found myself wanting to shout YEAH! as I was reading along. WE are His hands and feet, and if we do not spread his word wherever we go, we are not living to the full potential he has afforded us. Can you imagine an olympic ski jumper who said they were a professional, but never practiced and only actually performed the jumps when at the olympics. Ambulance please!
    God Bless
    Jim

  2. ServantBoy says:

    Jim
    Thank you for your comment. We certainly are God’s hands and feet in action in the harvest and we need to practice what He teaches in our daily lives to be effective in what he calls us to do. Blessings!
    Vineet

  3. springsinthedesert says:

    Amen to that vineet..We are called to serve Him..in truth and in spirit..not to be a name sake ‘christian’, but a true follower of Christ..If we all could forget our differences and work together as children of God for the ultimate purpose of His Kingdom, this world would have been a better place….Let us pray for that unity in the body of Christ..

    Blessings,
    Rani

    • ServantBoy says:

      Rani
      Again today I was reminded of that in Romans 16 as Paul warns us of permitting divisions in the Church for the glory of man! Thank you for your kind comments and for adding value to the post.
      Blessings to you and yours!
      Vineet

  4. Vineet,

    This reminds me what the Word says that we are a body. The eye cannot say I have no need of the hand. Unity in the body of Christ is something the Lord prayed for before His death on the cross. And yes, while it is important to excel as individuals in our faith walk, Jesus and Paul in his letters to the churches always emphasized the importance of the bond of unity in the brotherhood. There is power in agreement…always!

    Blessings and Happy Easter Week!

    Gladwell

    • ServantBoy says:

      Gladwell
      Amen to that! I agree and am so happy that we all as children of the living God agree to it too. I’m happy to be an eye or a hand and need to appreciate those that are hands and legs for that is what the Lord has called them to be in His body.
      Blessings to you and yours and wish you all a very Happy Easter! Christ has risen…
      Vineet

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