Imagine a warm campfire.
The crisp, chilly air swirls around you. The amber glow of the crackling fire invites you to sit and be enveloped in its coziness. You can’t help but be drawn to it.
God is drawn to our unity like a warm, cozy campfire.
Our unity and oneness are irresistible to Him! In fact, where this kind of unity exists, God actually commands blessing!!
A song of ascents. Of David.
1 How good and pleasant it is
when God’s people live together in unity!
2 It is like precious oil poured on the head,Psalm 133
running down on the beard,
running down on Aaron’s beard,
down on the collar of his robe.
3 It is as if the dew of Hermon
were falling on Mount Zion.
For there the Lord bestows his blessing,
even life forevermore.
Why is that?
God’s Character is unity.
Look at John 17:21 (We should be very familiar with this passage by now, right?).
“that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.”John 17:21
An Intimate Prayer
Imagine Jesus praying to the Father in the garden. It’s an extremely intimate moment, yet we are observers to this prayer because of John’s testimony. As we witness the perfect union of Jesus praying to the Father in this passage, we can see how much He and the Father are intimately united.
So, it’s no surprise that God desires this kind of unity for us and with us. Since it is His nature to be one in the Trinity, He is drawn to us when we are one with Him. And, He is especially drawn to us when we are one with each other.
When we behave and relate to each other through unity, God can’t help but be drawn to it. He can’t help but bless it because unity is at the core of His nature. He is drawn to it like a warm, cozy campfire.
Precious As Oil
This unity is described in Psalm 133 as precious anointing oil that is poured over Aaron the priest. This oil is known to be costly and used to set apart the priest as holy. Anointing oil also represents the presence of the Holy Spirit. When we are unified, that unity is precious, of great value, and it is anointed by the Holy Spirit.
Living Out Unity
So whatever you do in ministry, if you are unified with your church or team, God will be drawn to it and bless it.
Whatever you do in your daily life…whether it’s your job with your co-workers, with your family, with your fellow laborers in the community….when you are unified, God will cause your endeavor to be more effective for the Kingdom.
This is not manipulating God. If you attempt a false unity in order to manipulate God’s blessing, of course, He’ll sniff you out. But if you truly seek to operate in love, humility, and belonging with your brothers and sisters as you live out your mission, God can’t help but be drawn to it. God can’t help but bless it!
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