Unity in the Body of Christ

Eph.4:2  As a prisoner for the Lord, then i urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have
recieved. 2Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
3Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 4There is one body
and one Spirit -just  as you were called to one hope when you were called-one Lord, one faith,
one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
7But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.
Today i was pondering on the words the Lord spoke to me about collaborating with him
in this difficult day. To be alert, thankful, and prayerful for the saints. Col.4.
My mind starting shifting to the thoughts of all the offenses and injuries that was
afflicted upon me. I realized instantly, that was not God’s Spirit, but the evil one
planting the seed of bitterness in my mind. I thank the Lord for his everflowing gift of
perfect love, that enables me to outpour unto my brothers and sisters in Christ, the seed of 
unity, tied in strong ties of love. The bond that is sealed in Christ, the bond of peace. I realize
that as long as i water the seed of bitterness in my heart with the thoughts of resentment
toward my brothers and sisters in Christ, then the whole body becomes cripple and paralized.
As Paul strongly urges us in Eph.4, we need not to take the word of the Lord lightly, but come
into the Unity of Christ, for the His Names Sake, and for the sake of the elect. To hold firmly each
and every part of the body tightly, as though we were woven together, unseprable, unmoveable,
unshakeable, joined and held together by every supporting ligamenent, growing and building
one another up in love, as each part does its work.
We have been called to love, as Christ loves us. To forgive, just as Christ God forgave us.By lisa delgado taken at Canaan at the Desert, Phx. Az.