“Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 15:5-6
Ask any parent, and they will tell you they love to see their children working together even when they have differences between them. It’s the same with our heavenly Father; He loves to see His children working together—putting our differences to the side.
Jesus Himself prayed that we might be one as He and the Father are one (see John 17:21-23). I believe His prayer is being answered. We are seeing followers of Christ—from all denominations and cultural backgrounds—come together. It is because we’re realizing we are stronger together than we are apart. We understand that although we look different, sound different, pray, and worship differently, we all love Jesus and want to see people come to know Him.
Because of this spirit of unity that God is bringing to the Body of Christ, we will see a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit, and we will see great miracles, signs, and wonders. We will see record numbers of the lost being reached. We will see nations turn to God in repentance, all because we, His church, decided to put our differences aside and be the church God has called us to be!
Prayer: Father God, thank you for speaking to our hearts. Remove any spirit within us that seeks to divide. That did not come from you. Help us to glorify you with one heart and one mind. Help us to be the church you’ve called us to be. In the name of Jesus, Amen.