A BLESSED HARMONY

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Most of us tend to think of harmony when it comes to singing.  And who doesn’t love the voices of a choir or a group that sings in perfect harmony.  Just hearing those voices brings a smile to one’s face and the praise brings refreshing to the soul.

A harmony should also be found among like-minded Christians in Churches and with family and friends.  True harmony happens when GOD is in the middle of those relationships.  But as much as we can strive to achieve harmony with one another, it won’t be perfectly realized until we are in Heaven.

While we are here and while we have the ability to, let’s strive for a blessed harmony with one another…….

ROMANS 15: 5  “NOW MAY THE GOD WHO GIVES ENDURANCE AND ENCOURAGEMENT GRANT YOU TO LIVE IN HARMONY WITH ONE ANOTHER, ACCORDING TO CHRIST JESUS.”

And why should we do this with one another?

ROMANS 15: 6 “…….SO THAT YOU MAY GLORIFY THE GOD AND FATHER OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST WITH ONE MIND AND ONE VOICE.”

May we understand and realize that we can live in harmony with one another.  It may not be perfect, but we can always strive to do this.  There will be those who will do their best to disrupt the harmony you have created.  Remember the enemy who prowls around like a lion trying to lead us astray?  He will use people to disrupt that sweet harmony we have with GOD! 

But we can endure all of this just by keeping our eyes on Heaven, our future home.  Just imagine, with one voice and one heart we will raise our voices in perfect harmony praising the LORD of HEAVEN with one glorious Halleluiah!  Harmony realized!

 

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There is a harmony that is found in all of life and also with others we know dearly.  There should be and it can be found, a true harmony among your fellow believers that is not found with unbelievers.  In all of his travels, Paul desired to be with his fellow believers always desiring to see them and to fellowship with them.

ROMANS 15: 32  “……..AND THAT, BY GOD’S WILL, I MAY COME TO YOU WITH JOY AND BE REFRESHED TOGETHER WITH YOU.”

When we come together in unity, under the banner of JESUS CHRIST, we are refreshed as we gather, so we can scatter again into our separate worlds and be effective for the GOSPEL.

HARMONY IN LIFE IS FOUND THROUGH JESUS.

Only JESUS at the center of our lives gives us that solid anchor from which to draw from with what we need for our souls.  It can be a harmonious life in spite of the chaos around us!  If we choose JESUS above all else, this can happen!  Come before HIM and feel HIS inner peace today…….choose to walk your life in harmony others, encouraging one another and loving one another.

LIVING IN HARMONY IS A CHOICE……. let’s choose wisely!

Life has a way these days of beating us down, discouraging us and leaving us drained to the core.  But when we spend time with JESUS and our fellow brothers and sisters, we can be renewed, encouraged and refreshed!  Spending quality time with JESUS gives us the courage to live in harmony with one another…….to go out into the cruel world with a smile on our faces and joy and hope in our hearts!

Let’s choose today harmony over strife with the people around us, choose peace and love, choose integrity, choose truth in love.  Choose to trust in and follow JESUS as the perfect example of how to navigate this type of blessed harmony.

ROMANS 12: 16  “LIVE IN HARMONY WITH ONE ANOTHER.  DO NOT BE PROUD, INSTEAD, ASSOCIATE WITH THE HUMBLE.  DO NOT BE WISE IN YOUR OWN ESTIMATION.”

Let’s not be wise in our own eyes, but let’s be wise in the LORD’S wisdom.  HIS wisdom alone will give us the harmony we seek! May you find this blessed harmony friends…….seek it, but seek it only through JESUS, our precious LORD and SAVIOR.

MATTHEW 5: 5-6  “BLESSED ARE THE HUMBLE FOR THEY WILL INHERIT THE EARTH.  BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO HUNGER AND THIRST FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS, FOR THEY WILL BE FILLED.”

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2 thoughts on “A BLESSED HARMONY

  1. What an encouraging post! Thank you for lifting my soul.
    I think of Ps 133: 1 {A Song of degrees of David.} Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! 2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; 3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.
    And you’re right: harmony is a choice. God allows us to choose, in each circumstance, our attitude and focus. When we set our minds on things above, when we remember we have the mind of Christ, He infuses us, and we are filled with the Holy Spirit.

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