Thursday, November 6, 2008

Challenge for Unity

Thank you to my friend Renee for pointing me to Beth Moore's Living Proof Ministries blog this morning. Beth is an author, speaker, and Bible teacher extraordinaire. She issued a challenge to Believers to do the following:
  • pray faithfully for the president-elect, his wife, and daughters , 1Timothy 2:1-4
  • actively pursue unity and purity in the Body of Christ, and to have ZERO tolerance for prejudice of any kind; a united house stands, but a divided house falls, Matthew 12:25
  • to reflect the character of Christ through our response to people - how we speak, how we act, what we print on our blogs...
  • to stand Shoulder to Shoulder with other Believers to resist the devil and to serve the Lord wholeheartedly!

"Then will I purify the lips of the peoples, that all of them may call on the name of the Lord and serve Him shoulder to shoulder." Zephaniah 3:9

"Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such "wisdom" does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil. For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peaceloving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness." James 3: 13-18

"I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." John 16:33

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