Unity of Purpose

It's always inspring when I see thousands of electrical utility workers with heavy equipment come together in response to a massive and paralyzing storm. Often, these workers come from every direction and from all parts of the country. They come with a single purpose in mind...restoring electrical service to hundreds of thousands of customers.  It is uplifting to see such unity and singleness of purpose from so many different companies and cultural backgrounds. Together, they act as "one" to fulfill their mission. 

In much the same way, believers are admonished to live in unity and singleness of purpose with other believers. We have been called to be one with Christ. While we may represent different churches, denominations, and cultural backgrounds, we are part of the body of Christ and one in the Spirit. God desires for us to be unified as His representatives and to demonstrate His love so that others will know Him. Jesus prayed in John 17:20-23 that His followers would be one…so that the world would know Him. He prayed “that they may be one, just as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they may also be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me”. Imagine if all workplace believers throughout the world worked in unity of purpose so that others would see Jesus through us and know Him.  Imagine if all workplace believers focused on the cause that unites us and not the subtle differences between us! Christ is not divided and neither should we be. It is in the unity of His Body and our love for each other, that those on the outside will know that God loves them and sent Jesus to rescue them.

Our workplace challenge is to answer this question. Does my life reflect unity with other believers and does it cause non-believers to know of Christ’s love for them? Or, could it be that my life reflects a divisive spirit? As Christians, our mission is oneness with Christ and other believers. A unified body working together will be a clear demonstration of the gospel in the lost world. Make today day count for His Glory.