Wednesday, November 6, 2013


Lesson: Unity in your Relationships

Unity- state of being joined as a whole

I know it has been a while but we are continuing to discuss the characteristics of a long lasting relationship. By the title we are on unity this word is a noun so its a state of becoming this disposition.

Why is Unity important?

1 Corinthians 12:12-26

12 The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body-whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free-and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 14 Now the body is not made up of one part but of many. 15 If the foot should say, "Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body," it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, "Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body," it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? 18 But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. 19 If they were all one part, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body. 21 The eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you!" And the head cannot say to the feet, "I don't need you!" 22 On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23 and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, 24 while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has combined the members of the body and has given greater honor to the parts that lacked it, 25 so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. 26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.

We have all heard united we stand, divided we fall. Well its just as simple as this statement, you can have it all together as an indivdual, you do for yourself and probably feel just fine and do as you please but even as an individual you must display a sense of unity(wholeness) within you, so here we go again referencing back to our two part man ... "For we are Spiritual being living this physical Experience" After this previous lesson when we acknowledge that we are two part but spirit is first and utilize the Holy Spirit to guide this concept we can understand (without me being redundant) its important for your understanding of the plan He's designed for you. We have also discussed why its important to want to know God's plan for us in previous lessons before when we tapped into His wisdom Vs ours (Man) as a characteristic to posses. Essentially everyone here just keep in mind these characteristics are really how He designed a process so we can understand we can't do without Him even though we can make ourselves gods of us its just nothing like when you actually allow Him to be who He is and just conform to His Holy Spirit. This sounds way easier (basically we dont have to do anything, Give up yourself) but for some reason sooo hard (LOL) And if you noticed, if you made it an attempt to do so (conform to Him) in our very first lesson then guess what unity is what you had to do to understand who you are. So simply put Unity is important so you can know who you are, not just what you like and want and desire but Why you like and desire. This may get strange for some when we step into uniting with others (men) because we Know we are made in God's image but some people are just too different from you characteristically, different desires, different actions ( it all seems sticky trying to unite with different people or incompatible people)United but different?? Just keep in mind United is not to be the same but to be Whole, One, Together. (keep referencing scripture)

How can I unite with people different than who I am?  This seems impossible.
You are not the only one created in His image. I want this statement to marinate ( this should hit hard for all my Boushi people in the room) Yea you ain't the only one with a divine plan and purpose. on top of this you dont even have a clue to what it is thats divine for you because once you do conform to Him, He reveals yes but He just dont start telling you everything he wants you to do within your life in a day, you would probably go crazy and admit defeat before you start. on top of that there would be no need to unite with Him if He did it that way. Thats why I dont use divine plan for us (man) we have a purpose but when we start speaking divinty with us we become confused so let me break it down simple.... God has the divine Plan and We carry a Divine purpose because of His plan, I think somebody should have just gotten Reeeeeeeealll Humble for a second. We spoke on Humble before, I know we get caught up in reading the Bible and praying and seeing first hand sometimes how He makes it light for us to live we forget its still by Him we do these things. Amen (Can I get a Church)

So how can I unite myself in my relationships (friendships, family, marriage...)? Trust in Him 

O my, is that another characteristic ??? Trust was the last lesson, hope we got that down because being unified maybe a little difficult without it (LOL) because He unites us.

Never stop listening and heeding to His Word.

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