“I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all” Ephesians 4:1-6 NKJV.
A question we need to ask ourselves daily is “do I walk worthy of the calling in my life?” We need to remember that salvation would not have been possible without God calling out to you, leading you to His son, Jesus Christ. That alone should humble us to the point of desiring to walk in a manner that is worthy of His calling as we acknowledge that we are saved not out of our own doing. What does it mean to walk worthy of the calling? Well part of it is said in this scripture, to be humble, kind, patient with others, showing love to others and seeking to live in peace as one. Anything outside of that shows the arrogance in your nature that you do not believe that there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and one Father. That is the root cause of any and all divisions and separations within the greater church body. Such divisions make it near impossible for people of different denominations to work together in an attempt to grow the Kingdom because we are far too concerned with filling our “churches” because we feel the God of our church is better than the others. Truth is, we are the church and the only thing that should matter is that people accept the faith, get baptised in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, believe in God who is the Father of all things. The greater the unity of peace among the church of Christ, the possibilities are endless, but the longer we allow the enemy to continuously separate us, the less impact we can have in changing the world.
Father, only You can bring unity and we cry out to You that You may awaken Your church, calling us to come together in one spirit as we seek to fulfill Your greatest desire. Amen