Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Thought for today...

I took this photo on Hummingbird Highway on the way to Dangriga.  We were out sightseeing that day.  It was our first weekend with the new car.  It is hard to believe that a year has passed so quickly.  I had Tom stop the car so I could snag this photo.  He is used to me making requests like this and he pulled over long enough for me to get the shot.  We work together like that...after 30 years together it just seems natural.

How important is unity?
Unity at home.  Unity in neighborhoods.  Unity in a country.  
Does it really make a difference to the quality of our lives?

I think so.  When God's people live in unity it is good and it is pleasant.  It is part of His intention for us. We are to make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.  Jesus prayed for all believers to be brought to complete unity.  Disharmony in a home or church is an oppression that prevents growth.  The harmony of lives in unity with one another allows each member to thrive.  

I want to see everyone thrive.  
The people we see in the counseling office.  Those we meet as we move about the city.
Our loved ones back in the states.  Our friends back in Russia.

May every home be a place where unity flourishes 
so that individuals are free to grow, thrive, and live as He intended.
And may it all be good and pleasant to Him.

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  1. I really like this.

  2. Amen and AMEN! Thank you for a blessed visit for Word-Filled Wednesday!

  3. Amen. Yes a spirit of unity, it is vital to our well being as well as the testimony of Christians to the world.

  4. So true! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Great photo illustration. Great post. Thanks for sharing this.

  6. The illustration is perfect and I couldn't agree more about the importance of unity in all areas of our
    lives! Chaos is so not needed or accepted in my household:-)

  7. I love the mural and what it represents.

  8. that mural is perfect for this post! beautiful post as always. and like Mrs. Pancakes, unity in all areas of our lives is so important. everything falls without it.

  9. Beautiful mural and yes, the message is so important... It would end poverty and war! Have a wonderful day :)

  10. Very pretty mural.. Unity is very important in almost every aspect of our lives.. Very true.. I love what the mural represents.. Very heart felt.. ;))

  11. Three cheers for unity.


  12. Anonymous4:33 PM

    amen :) love that verse.

  13. A great WFW, thank you. Blessings ~

  14. Beautiful post and so true!!! Love the pic you snapped.

  15. Boy you are so right about unity in church. It can rip apart a congregation faster than you tear a sheet out of notebook. May we all remember Jesus' prayer for our lives. May we always have His peace in our lives.
    As usual ... a lovely post Alida!
    Continued Blessings,

  16. GREAT verse! Unity is so important and we all long for it. Thank you for this encouragement and gentle reminder!

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