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Read Psalm 133:1-3
“How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together
in harmony!” Psalm 133:1 (HCSB)

There are not many things more discouraging, or distasteful, than a
heated church business meeting over a trivial issue. At the moment,
when tensions are high and voices are raised, no issue seems trivial.
Later on, however, when relationships have been severed and people
have left the church over an issue regarding taste and not substance
those meetings do leave an unpleasant feeling for the people involved.

Consider, on the other hand, the beauty and pleasing atmosphere
created in the vision described in Psalm 133. When a congregation is
unified around knowing and serving God in the fulfillment of His purpose
and vision for the church it is a beautiful thing. Not only is God pleased
with appropriate church unity, but also the people of God are pleased and
enabled to experience more of the power of the Holy Spirit in their work
for the Lord.

As you move into revitalization, in what ways are you seeking to promote
unity in your church? And is there anyone in your church family with
whom you need to seek Christian reconciliation?

Would you pray today that God will help you be a person
of peace in your congregation? Consider praying that God
will give you a peace-making, conciliatory spirit to aid your
church as it moves forward toward revitalization.