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Unity & The family

Ephesians 4:3 “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”

What is unity? Unfortunately, many people think that unity means “sameness.” This is not true. Unity is not uniformity—it doesn’t mean being just like your spouse. Instead, unity can be defined as any group of people who are characterized by a shared purpose, vision or direction. It’s not about being the exact same, but about advancing toward the same goal.

Think about a basketball team. There are five different positions on the court. Each position is characterized by different skillsets, roles and responsibilities. But all five players shoot at the same basket because their goal is the same. God doesn’t call us to lose our uniqueness as an individual when we get married. However, a healthy marriage is where the presence and work of God’s Spirit transcends our individual differences. This is unity, and unity is built from a shared commitment to defeat a common enemy—the devil. This principle must be understood, accepted and continually sought after if a marriage is to truly experience victory. Don’t allow Satan to divide you. Rally around God’s Word, and through prayer, create a unified front against Satan’s attacks on your marriage. What spiritual goals can you and your spouse unify around?

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