UNITY IN FAMILY
SUNDAY 13th MAY 2018
““Look!” he said. “The people are united, and they all speak the same language. After this, nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them!”- Genesis 11:6 NLT
The greatest requirement that guarantees peace, joy, satisfaction, fruitfulness and strength in any family is unity. Unity confers strength. A common adage says ‘unity is strength.’ It is also commonly said ‘united we stand, divided we fall.’
“A kingdom divided by civil war will collapse. Similarly, a family splintered by feuding will fall apart.”
Mark 3:24-25 NLT
When a family is united, their goals become achievable, their dreams become a reality and their battles are won together.
Unity in a family unlocks the heavens and ensures God’s rich blessings reside upon everyone in the family. It creates an atmosphere that allows God’s grace to flow to all. So also is the availability of support for all. Each one gives what he or she has, and at same time receives from everyone else. In effect, what goes around comes around.
Unity creates security for all. Nothing offers security like knowing someone has got your back. Nothing gives confidence than knowing everyone is there for you. There is an ambience of peace that characterises a family where there is oneness.
The singular and most important ingredient of unity in a family is love. It guarantees unity. God’s kind of love is sacrificial; love that is inspite of someone’s weakness or deficiency. It is love that exists not necessarily because everyone is faultless. It is the kind of love that does not easily get offended, and when offended forgives easily and quickly; this is the true love. It takes intentional or deliberate effort to love. Without love in a family, there can be no unity, but divisions.
“…….God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us.”- Romans 5:5 AMP
Where there is no unity, there can be no progress. God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us- Praise God, amen!
The Word of God offers a common exposure to everyone in a family, this helps everyone to have a common view point. The Word of God makes every member of a family to have a common orientation. The Word of God enables people to think alike; it makes people have shared values. Living by the principle of God’s Word and obeying it, is fundamental to unity in any family.
The devil is constantly fighting against unity in the family, so we must not be ignorant of this. We must not give the devil a chance in our family. On the other hand God unifies the family, let us give Him a chance. Every family should have a family prayer altar where God is involved in the family affairs. It is said ‘a family that prays together stays together.’
We must allow the undeniable benefits of unity in a family to override our selfish and personal interests which comes at the expense of unity in the family. We must attain unity even if it means we have to make sacrifices. God’s surpassing grace is always available. Remember, a house divided against itself cannot stand, whereas, God commands His blessing upon a people who dwells together in unity.
Therefore let us double our efforts to ensure lasting and unbroken unity in our family. God bless you!