EveryDay Lay life
Wednesday, April 7, 2023
AGREEMENT PLEASES GOD.
” If two of you agree on earth concerning anything you ask My Father in Heaven, He will do it for you.” Matthew 18:19 NLT.
My thoughts today are about, “THE AMAZING POWER OF UNITY.”
God created Adam and Eve, as well as you and me, to need and welcome each other’s company and contribution. We began this study when the Creator of Adam declared, “it is not good for man to be alone. I will make him a helper.” Everywhere Adam looked, he saw all things beautiful, bountiful, and beyond his needs or imagined wants. Would you pause reading my words and open your Bible and read Genesis chapter1 and 2. Read aloud and slowly.
You need to both consider the magnitude of creation, as well as realize the majesty and awesome power of the Creator. Would you try to place yourself there and envision the scene of creation. Will you pause to marvel and worship the Creator of all of that? Our petty worries pale in comparison with the greatness and authority of our Almighty God, who created everything.
Yours and my daily concerns become small when placed alongside the magnitude of our God’s al-mightiness. How can the vast power of God be released into the situations of yours and my daily lives? How can we tap into the unlimited vastness of God’s love and power? That is the common quest of everyday life for each and every one of us. How do you and I experience the practical and powerful truth of the Bible’s promises?
God’s Word is consistent throughout the Old and New Testaments. His power is released to whoever, whenever, and wherever true faith and agreement with God’s Word and will is in unity with others’ faith and agreement. Jesus was clear and certain, ”19Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in Heaven. 20For where two or three gather in My name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18: 19-20 NIV. What a powerful promise. Unifying with others multiplies our opportunities to serve God and others better.
“How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! 2It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down on the collar of his robe. In unity, the Lord bestows His blessing, even life forevermore.” Psalm 133:1-3 NIV. Our God is serious about agreement and unity. God is serious about agreement. Agreement encourages others to help. Disagreement discourages people’s efforts. Jesus prayed intently, “Father, I pray that they may be one, even as you and I are one.”
My prayer today is that you seek and value precious harmony.
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