“The hand of God was on the people to give them unity of mind….” 2 Chronicles 30:12.
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. He tells all of us the same thing so that we can move together, as his united people.
If I am not well-connected to God, following my own desires can cause disunity. When I put what I want in front of what God wants, I can create dissension.
Do you ever find yourself being stubborn? Determined to get your way? God calls this being “hard-hearted. When we are focused on making ourselves happy rather than making God happy, we become part of the problem, not the solution.
Over 40 years of being married to a Christian man who is the polar opposite of me has taught me a lot about how God provides unity. My husband and I have significantly different perspectives on the world and extremely different ideas about how to make decisions and determine next steps. So I have learned to let God provide the unity. When I am listening to God and my husband is listening to God, God directs us onto the same path.
If there are big decisions to be made, I’m usually the instigator of the conversation between my husband and I but, when we run into a wall because we process things so differently, we take some time to pray about it individually and eventually God tells us both the same thing. Done. It’s much easier to move forward together when God confirms the direction to each of us.
God does this in relationships and in businesses and in churches if people will turn to him and listen. I’ve seen it happen.
God desires that we have unity so he will make it happen –
if we let him.
Thank you, Abba Father.