Is there someone that has your back?
Do you have people in your life that you depend on to help you when you need it?
Have you ever tried to take on something by yourself then see the amazing results when you ask for, and receive, some help?
This week we combined our worship service with our Spanish church Cristo el Rey. It was an exciting time to be together as one big family. The pastor of our Spanish Congregation, Pastor Frank Garcia, shared the work that is being accomplished there. It was thrilling to see how this extension of our church helps us reach out into the world even further than we can on our own.
The idea of being together with other like-minded individuals is not new. Where this notion becomes unique is when you bring it under the umbrella of the Holy Spirit. There is a supernatural power that takes togetherness and creates oneness. This bond is spiritual and serves the purposes of God. Jesus prayed that we experience this unity in John 17:22-23. Jesus knew that our efforts would have an exponential multiplier when coupled with the blessing of God.
Unity overcomes opposition. When we are one, we can overcome any obstacle that we face. Powerful concept, right?
Oneness doesn’t make room for pride and personal agendas. Pride comes in the accomplished mission. We all long for purity in action and we rarely see it in the world. What if you could be a part of something that was done solely for the love of God? Do you think that might be a different kind of experience? Do you think that might be really neat?
The only disclaimer to this kind of accord is that it comes from a spiritual place. It comes from knowing Christ. It comes from the One who always has our back and longs to rush into our lives and offer help. This kind of cohesion belongs to the body of Christ, the church.
Have you experienced holy unity?
Do you know the One that has your back?