With social distancing and mask wearing, it seems very hard to show love and unity to others. Do you find that you are surrounded by people all the time, yet you still feel disconnected? In your family, is everyone going in different directions, always busy, always doing their own thing? Nowadays Iâ€™ve found that we really have to make a conscious effort to walk and live in unity with the people in our lives, and not allow distractions of social distance, masks, lockdown or busyness to pull us apart.
Walking in a spirit of unity goes beyond distance or just getting along, itâ€™s about going the extra mile to support one another and lift each other up. If you want to get the most out of life, youâ€™ve got to draw a line in the sand and say, â€œIâ€™m going to slow down and connect with the people I love. Iâ€™m not going to take my relationships for granted.â€
Today, call a friend or family member that you havenâ€™t talked to in a while. Reach out to them and let them know they are important to you despite lockdown and other distractions. Where possible, make time to have dinner, chat on zoom, and support each otherâ€™s activities. When you walk and live in unity, you bless the Lord and open the door for Him to pour out His abundance in your own life in return!
â€œMay the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had.â€(Romans 15:5, NIV)
Yahweh, thank You for the relationships Youâ€™ve placed in my life. Father, amidst lockdown, social distancing and facial covering, help me find creative ways to connect with the people I love. Please God, show me how to be supportive and encouraging, and help me to walk and live in a spirit of unity as You commanded, in Christâ€™s Name! Amen.