This is something I didn’t have time to throw into my message from this past Sunday. It was a total side note from the subject matter of the message, so I didn’t include it. Here it is. It seems like there is a lot of talk about WORKING at unity in the church. As if unity is something WE do or WE accomplish. Now, I do agree that we need to work hard at being patient with one another. Not holding grudges or offenses against one another. But I wonder if unity isn’t something we EARN but something that’s GIVEN.
Acts 4:32 says All the believers were united in heart and mind. And they felt that what they owned was not their own, so they shared everything they had.
This comes JUST after God shook their meeting place with His presence and FILLED them with the Holy Spirit. They didn’t do anything EXCEPT seek God. (Side note: The presence OF God prompted them to give LIKE God. Don’t seek His presence unless you want to give like He did)
Maybe unity isn’t something we should seek, at least not as much as SEEKING His presence. Because when God UNLEASHES His Spirit on His people, the spirits of His people will be UNITED.