Campaigning for Peace: Day 4 – Unity

Scripture:  Colossians 3:12-14 – “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”

Thought:  Can you imagine unity? I know it’s pretty hard to imagine right now. Teams put on uniforms to create a sense of unity. And if you belong to the Christian “team”, we should clothe our thoughts, actions and words with things that build unity. Which virtue do you need to put on as you think about the people you are divided with? What does love require of you to those who view things differently than you?  

Prayer Prompt:  “Lord, I want unity with those around me, and especially for our country!  Help me to be a unifying voice and presence through clothing myself with more _________.”

2 Comments

  • Carol Colwell says:

    I love how WE are described: chosen, holy, dearly loved…God’s people. And if He sees us that way, my eyes and heart need to look for that, too, intentionally.
    Imago Dei.
    Father, I really need them all…but I especially ask for growing in gentleness and patience with those who see things differently. Our country is sooo divided, but Your Word promises nothing is too hard for You. Revival and unity are possible through You. And Father, it has to begin with me. Jesus, help! May it be so.

    • Tim Rives says:

      You are so right, we need to be intentional about these traits. Revival and unity are possible, and it starts in our hearts! Father, may you provide Carol with the “clothing” you call us to wear. Especially I pray for her to receive an extra portion of gentleness and patience. Thank you for her humility and may you give us your eyes and your heart towards all people.

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