I believe that all of us would love to see His Church walking in the unity He speaks of.
“I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.
Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.” – John 17:20-24
I’ve heard it said that the enemy will attack the very thing that we are called to. Unity is under enormous attack, and we are called to walk in unity! You can see in this scripture how powerful it will be when we truly do it!
We spend a lot of time asking Jesus to answer our prayers, and that is right and good, but wouldn’t it be great if we would all desire to answer His prayer. This portion of scripture shows us what His prayer is…that we would be one. THEN people will know that we are his disciples. I believe there is a whole other level of anointing that will happen when we really do begin to walk in unity, when the body comes into maturity.
I have a passion for people to be secure in their identity in God, and that it’s from this place that we can truly celebrate each others successes and grieve together loss. Until we are secure in his love for us, and understand that we all carry his glory, it is very easy to fall into the trap of insecurity, jealousy, competition etc.
I ask myself practically, “how do we do this?” Jesus has told us, we need to quickly forgive, let go of offense, and walk towards someone rather than away from them. We have an enemy who is after our hearts. When we walk in unforgiveness and hold onto hurts and wounds, we are playing right into the enemies hands.
Let’s be a community of women who make sure Jesus has our whole hearts. Let’s pursue walking towards one another rather than away. Let’s be a people whose greatest desire is to answer the prayer of our king…to be one with one another, so that the world can see Jesus through us, and know that we are His disciples.
Jackie is married with three young adult boys. She loves Jesus, and is passionate about seeing people secure in their identity in God.
Hobbies include gym, reading, loves eating out and coffee with friends. Traveling and walking her gorgeous Bernese mountain dog, (preferably on a beach in France…).