Strife can impede progress 

Matthew 18:19 (AMP) 19 “Again I say to you, that if two [a]believers on earth agree [that is, are of one mind, in harmony] about anything that they ask [within the will of God], it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.

If we leave offense to fester it will turn into a great big wound in our lives. It’s important that we deal with offense as soon as we feel it rising up. When we are offended we tend to live a life filled with strife with people who have offended us. Strife can keep us from progressing in our spiritual journey.

Psalm 133 (AMP) 133 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brothers to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil [of consecration] poured on the head, Coming down on the beard, Even the beard of Aaron, Coming down upon the edge of his [priestly] robes [consecrating the whole body]. It is like the dew of [Mount] Hermon Coming down on the hills of Zion; For there the Lord has commanded the blessing: life forevermore.

Unity brings the presence and power of God in your life. We do what we do through the anointing of God. We need anointing in everything we do from being married to having kids to simply grocery shopping. When we have unity, we have anointing and blessing – whether it is in church, work, or our home.

The devil will do everything he can to get our lives full of strife. Strife is a big problem in today’s world. We have to fight for unity and to avoid strife. Wishing strife will go away will not make it go away. We have to make personal adjustments in order for the strife to stay out of our lives.

It’s easy for us to get offended but difficult to forgive. As soon as we get offended and begin to feel strife, we need to deal with it. We need to take the responsibility to do what we need to do to get the strife out of our lives and live in unity and peace with others. Strife can tear apart families, relationship with others, and churches. We need to learn to agree to disagree at times in order to keep peace.

Proverbs 10:12 (AMP) 12 Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers and overwhelms all transgressions [forgiving and overlooking another’s faults]. 

If you would like to accept Jesus as your savior, and you are not quite sure how, it is as simple as saying a prayer to God letting Him know you are ready to accept Him into your life. Say this prayer if you would like to invite Jesus to live in your heart:

Father God, I love you and believe in you. I need you Lord and I am sorry for my sins and the way that I live. Lord, I want you in my life. I receive Jesus as my savior and Lord. I believe that Jesus died for me and rose from the dead. Lord take me as I am and make me the way you want me to be. God, thank you for saving me and being with me on my journey. I am looking forward to my journey with you Lord. I know you will equip me for my journey and I am glad I have you by my side as I walk this walk of Life. Thank you Lord, I love you. Amen

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About lisajohnson401

My true belief is that the best way to preach is by our actions and not our words. However, we need some daily inspiration to keep us on our path. We as Christians have a responsibility not to judge others by our words but to show the love of Christ by loving them where they are at on their personal journey in life...and if they never turn their life over to Christ, continue to love them for who they are - after all God does.
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