Separated By Division By Brenda Drake

Churches need to join together in this troubled world, working in one accord to do the work set before us. We have no right to run down each other because of different doctrines, or be concerned how we differ in how we praise, worship or serve the Lord. We need to concentrate on all the things we agree on and work together to defeat the enemy that is always at work to tear us apart and get us off course. The bible says, they will know we are Christians by our love. Jesus went so far as to say we are to love our enemy, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you. How much more should we love, and join together with those that are on the same team, When truly a Christ follower even in many denominations we are one body, one Church, with Jesus our Lord as the head.

Separated by Division

Brothers and sisters should not be separated with divisions.
We are all healed Lord with Your provision.
Speak in the dark hours to each soul,
Teach Your ways; make us whole.
Father I know there are hurts that need to be addressed,
And deep wounds and bitterness’s,
And dark things that haunt them in the night;
I believe you can make things turn out right.
Father soften hard hearts so they can feel again.
And help harden hearts against sin.
Only the Holy Spirit can this work in us do.
So I bring the Churches in prayer to You.
Give us a glimpse of what really matters in life,
So we clearly can see the foolishness that causes strife.
Help us to recognize the subtleness of pride’s touch.
So we can repent, learn to forgive again, to show to the world Your love.
I pray for harmony and peace to sisters and brothers.
So we will have true fellowship with one another.
I will truly try to lay this all in Your care,
And watch faithfully for answered prayers.

Matthew 12:25
And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:

A World of Hearts By Brenda Drake

The promised, joyful, future ahead; when Christ returns to rule and reign on earth, causes my heart great comfort.  Even in our trying times it can and does bring strength within to carry on, knowing one day we will see and experience complete peace and harmony again.  It will be a wondrous time when all people desire to love and care for one another.

A World of Hearts

A world of hearts joined to one another;
Sisters loving sisters and brothers loving brothers.
Holy and pure, with joy in each step,
Overflowing with peace very well blessed.
Trees bloom with flowers with vines rich to savor;
With more than enough to share with friend and neighbor.
Love rules with wisdom, power, and might,
Perfect in every way, to cause each heart delight.
A world of hearts in one accord,
Under the leadership of Christ the Lord.
Where is the Church you ask at this time?
The bride is with Jesus as He always designed.
So in love are they; what a joy to see,
They are one with Him for eternity.
There is a good future ahead, when Christ rule on earth begins.
But until that day, there are many trials to face my friend,
In a troubled world of hearts in discord.
Rejecting and neglecting the Word of the Lord.
Think on things good, faithful, and true.
As your God reveals what ahead you need to do.

Prayer

I am looking forward to Jesus’ return and the rule of righteousness and peace. Help me to spread the Good News to a troubled world, telling of the loving provision of Your sacrifice and resurrection for all those that will believe.

Revelation 20:6
Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

Individuals But Joined With Jesus

We all have opinions. We see through eyes influenced by our environment and upbringing. When influenced by the Word of God we find there is much more unity in our church and in our relationships.  When we adjust our thinking with love and respect for others we will have more peace in our land.   

Individual; But Joined With Jesus

An individual in the church; because, no one is the same.
Although all are different they are joined by Jesus’ name.
Rich and poor worship together side by side.
The confidant and the insecure in the Lord abide.
The meek and quiet spirit touches shoulders with the loud and bold.
Their prayers are heard, both of them are by God known.
If one sees in another something that is to them a shame;
All wrong should by covered by love in Jesus’ name.
When differences arise that causes disharmony or discord,
All should be put aside in honor of their Lord.
Not only should disagreements be put away,
Sometimes the fault finder needs to watch what they say.
For the thing one sees as sin, is like the speck in another’s eye, do you hear?
Sometimes the one that finds the fault needs their own vision cleared.
Be careful chosen to not becomes self-righteous, and commit even a worse sin
For even God overlooks the outward and looks deep within

Psalms 133:1
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

Ephesians 4:1-4
I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;

Acts 10:34
Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: