Aggressive love or passive aggression
My devotion or destruction
I am often in a bad mood on Wednesdays. I may have blogged about this before. I can’t remember.
Every Wednesday evening I meet with a group of people from my church. We eat a meal together, talk about what was taught in church the Sunday before and then pray together. It’s Christian fellowship and hangout time. It’s fun. It’s encouraging. It’s nice to connect with people from my area.
However, every week I find myself in a foul mood on Wednesdays. I believe it’s because Satan’s trying to get me down and convince me not to go to the gathering. He wants me to stay home and be alone, sulking about my bad day, eating and watching TV.
Satan’s aim for me is to be a sedentary sulker.
God’s will for me is to be a connected Christian.
The greatest dream God has is that His people be unified. It makes perfect sense that Satan would do his best to prevent that from happening.
I’ve often heard it said that opposition from Satan is a good thing. It means I’m doing something right. With these weakly, weekly Wednesdays, I’m convinced that I’m doing God’s will by going to these gatherings. So I’ll persevere through the tiredness, irritability and laziness in pursuit of God’s purpose.
I hearby announce that I am making up another new word. Yes, a new one. Yes, a new word.
I make up new words all the time. Take pudgulous for example. I’ll use it in a sentence, “Wow, the runway looks pudgulous after the rain.”
Or how about this one: dragic. Means tragic, dramatic and drastic. Clever, eh?
*looks down* *finds the point of this word party*
Ok, so unity has been on my heart lately. As well as on my mind. As well as stirring in my spirit. As well as on the paper that I write on whilst I’m at church cuz my pastor’s teaching us about unity.
I used to think unity was hard. It appears to be a difficult concept to activate into functionality. But…appearances can be deceiving. And, the appearance of unity is one of those deceiving guises.
Here’s the truth: You cannot make unity, you must maintain it. As my pastor has said, “Find the 1% you agree on and agree on it 100%.” There ya go. It’s unity.
Christians get all bent up and pent up over areas of disunion. It’s like this super evil ugly monster that stomps around and smashes little unity bubbles. It’s very scary.
If we would all agree to agree on something and then build from that, it would be stellar. Forget agreeing to disagree. Let’s agree to agree what we agree on. That, my friends, is unity.
Back to my new word: unication. I was being silly when trying to think of a title for this. There’s the word, communiation. But, in my wordish mind, I thought, “Ha…that’s like direct address and saying, ‘Come, unication.'”
And now here we are. If you’re feelin disunified, just say, “Come, unication.”
You wonder, “What’s it mean when I say that?”
I answer, “It means that you’re acknowledging that unity is alive and there for the taking. So take it.”
Unication is unity plus community plus communication. Talk to people about what you agree on and build on it.
Don’t cease communicating with somebody just cuz you think (or you actually will) fight with them.
Find something common. Agree on it. That is unication.
Say it with me now, “Come, unication.”