Tuesday, August 4: Unity and Harmony
Ephesians 4:1-3 (ESV)
I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Imagine this kind of unity with God, in social media posts, in marriages, between parents and children, in churches, among neighbors, and in our political life. We are in need of a revival of Ephesians 4:1-3 across our state. God can do it and will do it if we ask Him.
There are different considerations we should make when approaching unity and harmony with our fellow Christians and with others. Consider your responsibility in the disagreement. Approach conversations with humility and acknowledge the fact that you may be in the wrong. Consider how you speak, and speak carefully while demonstrating love. Consider how to gently speak truth to others who are wrong in a disagreement. Consider ways you can sacrifice to ensure you remain united after a conflict.
- Pray that Georgians will walk in longsuffering and respond humbly to others
- Pray that Georgians will walk in love and make sacrifices to see that others needs are met.
- Pray that Georgians will work hard towards achieving and maintaining unity.
JUST FOR KIDS
Give each child a heart with a card that says, “Pray that all Christians would seek to love others and strive to leave in peace and unity.”