Thursday, October 13, 2011

One Accord

Acts 2:1 "When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place."

Whether or not the disciples were in the temple or in their own upper room, we find they were all together in one place.   However, don't forget how often, while their Master was with them, there were strifes among them, such as who should be the greatest; but now all these strifes had ended and they were all in one accordThey all had the same goal and mission for their Lord. 

United-Believers is something that has been weighing heavy in my spirit and heart lately.  With the upcoming date for our ladies retreat, my heart's desire has been to unite 'Sisters in Christ' from different churches and communities.  We all have the same goals and why would we not come together as one for the sake of the Lord?  Why do we not fellowship or pray together more than what we do?  Could it be distractions of life?  Could it be strife of who should be the greatest?  Could it be fear of the different styles of worship?  If allowed, we could come up with many questions and excuses, but please listen with your heart to what I would like to share with you.

Do you have faith in the Lord?  Do you find hope in the Lord? Do you love the Lord? 

Corithians 13:13 "And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." 

Brothers and sisters, this is what it's all about...LOVE.  If we love the Lord, then have to acknowledge that we are commanded to love each other.  Luke 10:27 "He answered: 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself." 

In Acts 2:1, the disciples display the perfect example of coming together as one accord.  Each one was unique and different in some way, but the love they shared for the Lord is what united them and allowed them to be the witnesses that they were to spread the gospel.

Lord, may we all agree to love one another, serve, and worship as your united family as we share the gospel to this lost world!  Fill our hearts and souls with your Spirit and command blessings upon us when You see our unity as good and pleasant for your glory.  Amen!

Psalm 133:1  "A song of ascents. Of David. How good and pleasant it is when brothers (sisters) live together in unity!"    

Please join us at this year's ladies retreat for a time of united sweetness with the Lord!  Click here for more information and/or to register.  Hope and pray we see you there!

Your blood-bought sister,

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