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How’s Your Harmony?

Posted: Wednesday, June 15

Pastor Stephanie Humpa // Care Ministries Pastor

Pastor Stephanie Humpa // Care Ministries Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

1 Kings 14:1-15:24
Acts 10:1-23
Psalm 133:1-3
Proverbs 17:7-8 

 

Verse of the day:

How wonderful and pleasant it is when brothers live together in harmony! (Psalm 133:1)


Have you ever worked on a project with a team that wasn’t in harmony? How did it go? Awhile back I was on a team that was trying to plan a surprise party for a friend. It was a great idea to bless our friend but we had a hard time being unified as a team. We all had different ideas and different ways that we thought things should be done. While we weren’t in harmony we couldn’t make any progress. We were at a complete standstill until we remembered that the goal that brought us together was trying to bless our friend.  We had to come back to what we had in common to find our harmony.  Once we did we were able to put together a very meaningful party for our friend. 

 

 

The same thing happens in building the Kingdom of God.  As believers we are all on a team together with the common goal of advancing God’s Kingdom. The problem comes in when we begin to have disunity within the team. We begin to separate because of different preferences and disagreements with other believers.  It’s hard to continue making progress when there is no harmony. That’s why the Psalmist says that it is good and pleasant when God’s people live together in harmony. When we are unified we are able to accomplish amazing things for God!

 

 

It’s inevitable that we will face times of disagreement with fellow believers. The best thing that we can do is try to resolve the difference quickly and early on.  If you are at an impasse over an issue with a fellow believer can you agree to disagree for the sake of unity? Ephesians 4:3 says, “Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.” This is not something that comes easy. This requires effort and sacrifice. If you find that you have a relationship that’s not in harmony ask God to show you what you can do to help begin to restore it. Even the toughest relationships can become “wonderful and pleasant” when there is harmony!