1 How good and pleasant it is
when God’s people live together in unity!
2 It is like precious oil poured on the head,
running down on the beard,
running down on Aaron’s beard,
down on the collar of his robe.
3 It is as if the dew of Hermon
were falling on Mount Zion.
For there the Lord bestows his blessing,
even life forevermore.
Matthew 18: 19-20:
“Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
Mark 3: 24-25:
24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
There is power in agreement. It is one thing to listen to someone talk about what they’re struggling with or what their God-given dreams are for the future and say ‘yeah, I’m so sorry, I’ll be praying for you’ or ‘that’s so great! I’ll be praying for you as you go after them’.
But in my mind that’s like I am standing on the outside of a literal ‘faith box’ while the other person is standing inside of it alone – Believing for God to show up in their circumstances while others are on the outside watching.
Have you ever experienced a situation where you felt like you were in the ‘faith box’ alone? Yeah there may have been others who you knew were praying, but what if those individuals had really jumped in the box with you? Maybe you have experienced when others have jumped in the box with you…You know that suddenly your faith levels jump exponentially and your foundation feels firmer. And at least personally, I’ve seen God show up in even bigger ways in those circumstances.
The armor of God has no back piece. We’re supposed to ‘have each others’ backs’. In true God-family, we’re fighting on each other’s behalves. If you say you’re standing in the faith box for something, I don’t walk by and offer a ‘warm and fuzzy prayer’, I jump in with you and stand in agreement in faith that God is going to show up!
I want to stand in agreement with those of you who are in the faith box. If you comment with your current situation – whether believing for God to provide in sticky situations or for ‘God-sized dream’ situations, I want to jump in the box with you. Let’s come into agreement, and as Jesus himself said “if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven”. This isn’t a ‘let’s treat God like a genie in a bottle’ scenario…it’s us stepping out in faith and acting like God is who He says He is…the all-powerful creator of the universe who says that NOTHING is impossible for Him and that His plans for us are to prosper and not to harm…and that ALL things work for the good of those who love Him! 🙂