Scripture Reading: Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Reflections: Coming together as the children of God to, among others, pray, worship or hear the word preached is a critical component of spiritual growth and blessing. However the mere gathering in His name remains meaningless and unprofitable until it bears the element of unity. Togetherness is what speaks of unity. Jesus points this out clearly to his disciples when he unequivocally told them His Spirit will only be present in their gathering when they are together. A classical example of this is the event of Pentecost where the disciples ‘were all with one accord in one place’ which ushered in a mighty manifestation of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1). So, much as there has to be a gathering, there must also be a togetherness. You have a duty to earnestly fight for the unity of the body of Christ you belong to. Be the reason why the Spirit of Christ will be in manifestation!
Prayer: Dear Lord, empower me to fight for the unity of the church.
Confession: I am the reason why the Spirit of Christ manifest in our meetings. I promote unity and not strife/divisiveness.