Day 15: Come Together Right Now Over Me

Day 15: Come Together Right Now Over Me
“May they all be one, as You, Father, are in Me and I am in You. May they also be one in Us, so the world may believe You sent Me”   John 17:21
All of us want to see more of our prayers answered, don’t we? That’s why we should be praying for more of the same things Jesus prayed for…because as John the apostle said, “This is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him”  1 John 5:14–15
As you can see around us today, so many people groups are not getting along.  Beyond the evidence you might see on television and in the media, you most likely see it within people you go to church with, perhaps even among members of your family. Jesus’ prayer in John 17:21 is for an end to this kind of division. He prayed that His followers “may all be one, just as You, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us”
If this was our prayer too…that we would all be one in Him…we could expect to start seeing some changes in the troublesome situations around us. More importantly, if this was our prayer, we could expect to start seeing some changes inside our own hearts.
Whatever humility we might need to practice, He will help us do it. Whoever we might need to make things right with, He will help us do it. Wherever we might need to let go and say, “Hey, it’s fine, I sure don’t want to lose relationship with you over this,” He will help us do it.  Whatever situation we find ourselves in He will help us through it. Oneness is that important to Him. It should be that important to us.
That’s because there’s a clear motivation behind this prayer of Jesus. He gave us a biblical example for why it affirms His will. His reason for wanting us to live in unity as believers is, as He said to the Father, “so that the world may believe that you have sent me” 17:21. Or as
He’d said shortly beforehand to the Twelve, “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” John 13:35.
As we take this week to “Declare Our Love” to one another let it be more than just words but words with actions.   Let’s be believers of what we say and what we do.  Love is the most powerful weapon we possess…let’s use it!

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