Truth for Today
“I, therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” – Ephesians 4:1-6
Thought for Today
The Apostle Paul challenges us to be “Eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” God wants His church to be unified. He wants His Church to love, forgive, and bear with one another. That’s what God’s Spirit is going for in His Church – that we would gather together and work together in peace. As we grow in unity with other believers, this enables us to broadcast God’s greatness. When we sense things going sideways, our prayer should be, “Father, am I maintaining or am I disrupting the unity of Your Spirit?”
Prayer for Today
Father, point out anything in me which disrupts or blocks the unity Your Spirit is building in my church. Keep me from anything which harms unity in Your Body. Jesus, I pray, in your power and grace, we may experience complete unity with You and Your church, so all may know you are the Savior of the world. Amen.