Unity in prayer is so powerful, and we need it now more than ever.
God wants us praying for one another. Loving one another. Respecting one another. This is a very different perspective from the YOLO (you only live once) generation approach. This incredible change of mind comes from God’s love helping us daily to forget our wants and refocus on the needs of others. Daily deciding in prayer to tell God we want to do His will and not our own. Trust me everyone wants to do God’s will. There is love, security, peace, and riches (in glory) beyond your wildest dreams at His feet. Again, the awesome part of this way of life is that blessings will be abundant in your life, as soon as you place others before you. In the bible you will find in 1 John 4:11 “Dear friends, if God loved us in this way, we also must love one another. No one has ever seen God. If we love one another, God remains in us and his love is made complete in us.” If you want to live for God is all about loving our neighbor as we love ourselves. This is a challenge in this day and age where the era of social media tells us that we should have to be a certain way and meet some society standards to be acceptable. So, according to this way “we can only put our minds to work, to live according to these world’s expectations.” Well to be truthful, I don’t know about you, but that is exhausting.
God has been so faithful that He made us his children (through the blood of Jesus), this way we would understand that we need to treat each other as brothers and sisters. Today a respectful family is supposed to be defined by representing love and understanding always making a bank of grace for each other’s faults. We are humans and we all make mistakes. Some people live a double life and others choose to be transparent. God wants from us to be able to walk our testimony daily. I have not hidden mine from the world. I once was lost and now I am found. I once was blind and now I see. When we decide to serve Jesus, He uses our weaknesses to boast in His power of transformation, through our daily change. This makes a lot of people uncomfortable, because you are representing His light, His love, His way. From my own perspective, I have seen that it is hard for many Christian to understand why God would give so much to a sinner, but not to them. This is the wrong perspective. We cannot see others and try to have their lives or their faith. The story of the lost son (Prodigal son) that came back, and the father rejoiced, but the older brother got upset that the brother was exalted for returning safe to His father. The brother could only see that his brother wasted his inheritance and did all the wrong things with the money he waisted. The father could not see with his other son’s eyes because he could only rejoiced that he found his lost sheep. God does not see any difference between the nun and the prostitute. According to the kingdom of God and the love He has to share with us, it’s the same measure and importance for both. This is how scandalous grace can be. God will love the respectful parent with the best resume in the world, but he will also rejoice and love without measure the pedophile that decides to come back to His arms. Please do not treat some people nice and discard the other just because they don’t meet your standards of the way everyone should live. Did Jesus ask the prostitute washing his feet at a banquet with “someone important” to leave? No he did not! He enjoyed that she made others feel uncomfortable to show how God loves to make us love others in the uncomfortable circumstances. In the moments we are doing what we would normally avoid, that is when His love, shines the most.
Please pray with me…
I thank you for opening my spiritual eyes to see that your ways are not my ways. I thank you for renewing my mind to love you and others the way you love me. Thank you for your grace and your understanding. Thank you for giving me your wisdom daily.
In Jesus name, Amen.
God loves you, and so do I.