Just wanted to share a little something that I found very encouraging this weekend. We spend a lot of time talking about unity in the church. It is critically important - and for many reasons. God created each of his children so magnificently different. But how does he expect us to be unified while embracing those differences?
Ephesians 4:3 says "Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace." When our focus in life is connecting with the Holy Spirit, we will naturally be bonded to people who have the same purpose.
I read a blog devotional by Cody Carnes recently and he said:
"Being a unified body doesn't mean we all operate exactly the same, look the same way or live out the same calling. It means we're all connected to the same "brain" - the Holy Spirit. Just like our brains communicate with our hands and tell them to move, the Holy Spirit communicates with us. When we obey, we can confidently walk in what we were created to do."