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A Spirit of Unity is Needed in America

There is a serious problem going on in America. We can’t agree on anything!

Republicans are arguing against the policies of President Obama. The Democrats are blaming the Republicans for holding up progress. The Tea Party is bickering with everybody. Government shutdowns have loomed over the heads of the American people at least twice this year, with many in danger of not receiving much needed income because of it. Every political party wants to blame the other for the social and financial ills our country faces.

Congress isn’t the only ones bickering. Professional sports leagues have been going back and forth within their ranks. The NFL had a feud that lasted the whole summer over the distribution of revenues between the owners and the players. Thankfully, they were able to come to a compromise before it affected the football season. The NBA is still unable to come into agreement on their financial negotiations and are now talking about the possibility of Christmas games being canceled. I’m a big Oklahoma City Thunder fan and I’m irritated about the possibility of a canceled or shortened basketball season.

Can’t we all just get along and come into agreement?

No good comes out of constant disagreements and dissension. Just look at how things are now. Our educational system leaves much to be desired. The unemployment rate is at a record high. Morale and confidence in our government is at a record low. Nothing gets accomplished in an atmosphere like that.

Dear Hubby is in the military. In order to accomplish the mission, military members have to come into agreement and walk in a spirit of unity. If they aren’t able to come into agreement, it can wreak all kinds of havoc that could even cost someone their life.

The benefits of being on one accord are numerous. Let’s look at a few biblical examples.

Genesis 11 describes the story of the Tower of Babel. All the people in the world spoke one language and came into agreement about building a city with a tower that reached to the heavens. Their unity caught the attention of God.

And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. – Genesis 11:6 KJV

Think about how unified the body of Christ was in the book of Acts. In Chapter 2, the disciples being on one accord set up the atmosphere for the Holy Spirit to come. Further down in the chapter, you see how God added to the church daily because they were of one accord. In Chapter 4, the people had all things in common. There was none that lacked among them. Every need was met and great grace was upon them.

I don’t claim to have the answer to all of America’s issues, but I know that we can at least start with getting on one accord. Unity is important. The Bible says in Psalm 133:1 that it is a good thing whenever God’s people are unified. Everyone benefits when unity takes place. Miracles happen and doors are opened for new opportunities. Our elected officials have to get to a place in which they are more concerned about the well-being of our country than about their political ideations. We have to get past the all too common idea of “Me, my four, and no more” and seek out the greater good.

God has a promise to his people that are in need. If our country will follow the advice of 2 Chronicles 7:14, I believe things will turn around for the better.

Please join me in praying for a spirit of unity to fall upon our country in every area. America can’t continue to be the great country it is without it.

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  • Cecelia Lester (Quiet Spirit) October 17, 2011, 5:43 PM

    This is close to my heart. I participate in a Prayer Fellowship that meets after Bible Study on Wednesday nights at our church. We refer to 2 Chronicles 7:14 regularly. Rick Warren says in “The Purpose Drive Life” that Prayer, not preaching is the intended hub of worship. We all NEED to have this Spirit of Unity before God will heal our land. We have to pray!

    • Tonya October 25, 2011, 10:06 PM


  • Christina October 17, 2011, 9:50 AM

    Great post and so true. Things are a mess. I hope that someday soon the govt. can get their act together because it doesn’t look like things will be getting any easier down the road if we continue on this path.

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