At The Way of Life Bible Institute in Richmond, Virginia during a small group discussion, a question came up about unity.
“Is there a relationship between unity and blessings?”
There might be a good reason you are not experiencing God’s blessings in your home, work, church, or community. You might have already noticed that your blessings are in direct proportion to the unity in these areas. God will not bless that which is not unified.
Keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called into one hope of your calling: one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.” (Ephesians 4:3-4)
Marriages, families, churches, ministries, businesses and friendships all need unity. They need to be based on the things that make them “one.” Everyone must make a conscious decision to work together for the common good of the group. Everyone must agree to walk together. If not, they are unequally yoked. So the question becomes, “How can two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?” (Amos 3:3) No agreement means no unity. No unity means no blessings.
There must be a common direction. There is discord when everyone pulls in a different direction. All must share common values and goals. Unless everyone is moving toward the same goal, conflict is bound to exist. If you want God’s blessings for your surroundings, make sure everyone is walking in the same direction. So the question becomes, “Are you going my way?” Going in different directions means no unity. No unity means no blessings.
There must be a common destination. Perhaps you are walking in the same directions, but some do not intend to complete the journey. Instead, they get off the train at different stops. In order to be one, all must have the same destination. All must continue the journey together. So the question becomes, “Are you going all the way?” No common destination means no unity. No unity means no blessings.
In order to receive God’s blessings for your marriage, family, church, ministry, business and friendships, you must make unity a key factor. You must be unified in reference to your agreement, your direction and your destination. It is only then that God’s blessings will be manifested in your midst. Otherwise, expect to remain without God’s blessings.
Remember, “No Unity . . . No Blessings!