She Stands... United - Karen Duncan
United means being in agreement. United as one or joined as a whole. Togetherness or oneness. Being in harmony or one in spirit.
We are called to live in unity with one another and it is so important that we make every effort to live in harmony. It can be difficult at times to do this as we can have different perspectives on a situation depending on our personality and our life experiences.
I Corinthians 1:10 says - “I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no division among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.”
Our Lead Pastor Mark taught so well on Sunday about how extremely powerful the words that we speak are. Not one of us is perfect. We all stumble and fall and make mistakes. But we can try and realize the power of what we are thinking, saying and doing. We need to consciously choose life and not death in the words that we speak.
It always helps to take your situation to Jesus and chat to Him about it before we voice our opinion. Jesus always spreads His light and guidance over ever situation if we just take a breath and stop for a moment and ask for His guidance. Let’s speak words of encouragement over people and situations. Let’s be quick to forgive and speak well, as this speeds up our own healing of deep hurts and we can move forward in unity.
As we pack up the Mumford Street building with only 7 weeks to go, let’s consciously concentrate on loving God and loving one another because WE are the Church and we want to leave the old behind and move on to the new building united and excited for our future and what God has for us all.
Have a fantastic week - Karen xxx