"Reading from the Message Bible: " May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in harmony with one another, in accordance with Christ Jesus, so that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans: 15: 5-6.
This particular verse of Scripture caught my attention this morning because of the emphasis it placed upon YOU, ONE, GOD THE FATHER,,JESUS CHRIST and WE AS ONE!
YES, ONE UNITED! WOW! JUST THINK FOR A MINUTE of the power we have UNITED AS ONE IN JESUS CHRIST! And how do we UNITE as ONE? IN PRAYER! In prayers we join with others in a POWERFUL "network" of FAITH. Allow me to give you an example of unseen UNITY! An Aspen Grove contains a "metaphor' for the POWER OF UNITED PRAYER. A stand of Aspen appears to be individual trees. But, botanists know that the grove is actually ONE SINGLE ORGANISM, connected underground by a network of unseen roots. EACH tree SUPPORTS and STRENGTHENS the WHOLE! MY,MY, MY! That'll Preach!
In much the same way, WE are but ONE individual, yet WE are connected with ALL OF GOD'S creation. (Please read that last sentence over and over again until you grasp the Revelation of WHO you are in Christ. Jesus encouraged US to pray together! UNITED Prayer is POWERFUL! as we pray together with Friends, family, OTHERS, We are COMFORTED AND STRENGTHENED! Let's join in UNITED PRAYER that is DEEPLY ROOTED in FAITH!
A BOND SERVANT FOR CHRIST
David Guss Imperio