*Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.* Ephesians 4:3 NIV
Effort is the physical and mental ENERGY we put into doing something. It is a delliberate hard work that we put into achieving something.
THIS IS WHAT WE ARE BEING ASKED TO DO TO TODAY - TO CONSCIOUSLY AND INTENTIONALLY WORK AT HAVING UNITY IN THE SPIRIT THROUGH THE BOND OF PEACE. 🤝 ✌ By the power of the Holy Spirit that dwells in us, we are enabled to achieve peace and unity by exhibiting the love of Christ, and demonstrating compassion with humility towards one another. We must have that excellent disposition of heart which makes us unwilling to provoke others, and willing to pardon when provoked or offended.
Since we have been brought together in one faith by the same Holy Spirit, let us strive to cultivate the right attitudes which binds us together in cords of love that cannot be broken, and in peace, rather than divisiveness. This oneness of heart, mind, and spirit is what the Lord Jesus Christ earnestly prayed for us before He left this world; "that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me" John 17:21 NIV.
Beloved, Let us love and live in peace. CONCIOUSLY WORK AT THIS TODAY.❤ 😍 💖 ❣ 💕 💘
Flower by kind courtesy of Dover's Garden. Take a minute to appreciate the effort( deliberate, conscious and sustained work) put into growing this beautiful flower.