Summary: Elijah jump to the conclusion he was the only one serving God. Not so, one city had 7,000 faithful. When we focus on the obstacles we tend to lose sight of the goal. Pull together...
ONE IS A LONELY NUMBER! THE POWER OF SYNERGISM!
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
I WAS AT DIARY QUEEN looking at a bunch of bananas? Study them?
While the bananas all together they are safe. WHEN A BANANA GETS BROKEN AWAY FROM THE BUNCH IT IS IN GREAT DANGER OF BEING SKINNED AND BECOME A BANANA SPLIT...
Ecclesiastes 4:12 (KJV) And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
Ecclesiastes 4:12 (MSG) By yourself you're unprotected. With a friend you can face the worst. Can you round up a third? A three-stranded rope isn't easily snapped.
*SYNERGISM... The total effect is greater than the sum totals of the individuals.
*HARMONY... The combination of different notes, played together, making a pleasing sound.
Different things coming together
*UNITY... The state of being in full agreement..
LOOK AT DAVID: He had harmony as Priest, Prophet and King.
WHEN WE COME TOGETHER WE HAVE THE TENDANCY OF FOCUSING ON THE NEGATIVE.
SHAME ON US... BRAG ON SOMEONE. TELL A POSITIVE TRAIT IN SOME INDIVIDUALS AROUND YOU...
THERE IS GREAT POWER IN AGREEMENT--- THE INVERSE IS TRUTH: THERE IS POWER IN DISAGREEING...
Genesis 2:18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
YOU HAVE TO HAVE TWO OR THREE WITNESS FOR A TRIAL.
The body, soul and spirit.
The Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.
The Spirit, the water and the blood.
As kids we sang this song: LET US PULL TOGETHER, TOGETHER, TOGETHER. LET US ALL PULL TOGETHER, HOW HAPPY WILL BE. FOR YOUR WORK IS MY WORK, AND MY WORK IS YOUR WORK. SO LET US ALL PULL TOGETHER, HOW HAPPY WE WILL BE...
IS IT POSSIBLE TO LOVE GOD AND BE SO NEGATIVE AND FAULT-FINDING THAT WE THINK ... I DON'T NEED YOU?
NO PERSON IS AN ISLAND TO HIMSELF...
Matthew 5:25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.
Matthew 18:19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
ENEAVOR: To seriously or continually try to do... to achieve, reach.
Ephesians 4:3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Ephesians 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
WHAT IS LOVE? DO YOU REALLY LOVE?
1 Corinthians 13:1-13 (MSG) If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don't love, I'm nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. 2 If I speak God's Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, "Jump," and it jumps, but I don't love, I'm nothing. 3 If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don't love, I've gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I'm bankrupt without love. 4 Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn't want what it doesn't have. Love doesn't strut, Doesn't have a swelled head, 5 Doesn't force itself on others, Isn't always "me first," Doesn't fly off the handle, Doesn't keep score of the sins of others, 6 Doesn't revel when others grovel, Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth, 7 Puts up with anything, Trusts God always, Always looks for the best, Never looks back, But keeps going to the end. 8 Love never dies. Inspired speech will be over some day; praying in tongues will end; understanding will reach its limit. 9 We know only a portion of the truth, and what we say about God is always incomplete. 10 But when the Complete arrives, our incompletes will be canceled. 11 When I was an infant at my mother's breast, I gurgled and cooed like any infant. When I grew up, I left those infant ways for good.
12 We don't yet see things clearly. We're squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won't be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We'll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us! 13 But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love.