Unity comes from God.
When we are all well-connected to God, we can hear his directions for us. He gives us insight and understanding.
When we are not well-connected, our own desires often cause disunity. When we put what we want in front of Jesus’ desire for us to be ‘one’, we can create dissension. We can become stubborn – the Bible often describes people like this as hard-hearted. When we are focused on ourselves rather than submitting to God, we can become the problem, not the solution.
One way we often show disunity is by being critical of our spiritual leaders. God calls us to encourage and support the leaders he has put in place. He gives us the wisdom we need to do this when we are well-connected with him.
When we are feeling critical and dissatisfied with our church leadership, it indicates that we need to spend more time in prayer and meditation on God’s word.
Because God gives unity.
Thank you, Abba Father.