One Body reminds that we are one body in Christ, and as we seek to align with Him – each being mindful to walk out our unique callings in love and humility, and embracing all our diverse experiences and backgrounds – we will find that we can unite in harmony at the Cross under His banner of love.
- 1 Peter 3:8-9 (TPT) Now, this is the goal: to live in harmony with one another and demonstrate affectionate love, sympathy, and kindness toward other believers. Let humility describe who you are as you dearly love one another. Never retaliate when someone treats you wrongly, nor insult those who insult you, but instead, respond by speaking a blessing over them—because a blessing is what God promised to give you.
- Ephesians 4:3-4 (VOICE) Make every effort to preserve the unity the Spirit has already created, with peace binding you together. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were all called to pursue one hope.
- 1 Corinthians 12:25,27 (TPT) He has done this intentionally so that every member would look after the others with mutual concern, and so that there will be no division in the body. You are the body of the Anointed One, and each of you is a unique and vital part of it.
Eddie James’s song “One” is connected to this. This anthem to unity reminds us in Christ we are one. Celebrating our uniquenesses is wonderful, but we cannot allow them to cause division or strife. Each of us is crafted for the purpose He has for us, and since our calls are diverse – so are we. But as we trust one another and allow our individual strengths to cover each other’s weaknesses, that is where our true power is found. We must unite at the cross and be one.
A Prophetic Nugget from “Daily Downloads from Heaven” by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “Be Intentional in Unity.”
John 17:22 (VOICE) All the glory You have given to Me, I pass on to them. May that glory unify them and make them one as We are one,
Beloved, are you not one Body? Brought together for one purpose and one call? United in Me – for My Kingdom and My glory. Choose then what furthers that purpose. Choose then to be one in Me.
Be intentional in unity – intentional in harmony, intentional in humility, and intentional in grace. Be intentional in forgiveness, and intentional in understanding. But most of all be intentional in love, for therein lies harmony.
Another Prophetic Nugget from “Daily Downloads from Heaven” by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “Working in Unity.”
Ecclesiastes 4:9 (VOICE) Two are better than one because a good return comes when two work together.
Beloved, lay aside any pride that insists you “do it on your own,” and instead be open to partnering with those I connect you with. Then see the increased results of your labor.
It is not weakness to join with others, nor is it an indication that you are lacking. I have created each of you with specific strengths and giftings, so play to each other’s strengths. Make room for each other’s giftings. Then celebrate the outcome working in unity brings.
Another Prophetic Nugget from “Daily Downloads from Heaven” by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “Flow in Unity.”
Ephesians 4:3 (VOICE) Make every effort to preserve the unity the Spirit has already created, with peace binding you together.
Beloved, flow in unity. Be intentional to choose unity, even when that means sacrificing your pride or your plans. Yield to My heart and My plans. Love your fellow believers and extend much grace to them, just as much grace has been extended to you.
For you to flow in harmony as one, you must walk in love. Resist the urge to judge. Trust My Spirit to guide and correct each of you. Bring your concerns to Me, and then leave them in My capable hands as you embrace your siblings in Christ with sincere, unfettered love.
A Prophetic Nugget from “Daily Downloads from Heaven” by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “My Love Knows No Bounds.”
1 Peter 3:8 (NIV) Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.
Beloved, My love knows no bounds. I do not discriminate or withhold My love from any who reach for Me. I love all of My creation – those who know Me, and those who don’t. I bring rain and sun on both the righteous and the unrighteous. I AM generous with My goodness.
If you are made in My image and are called to be like Me, then you also should love without restraint. It is beautiful to see My children love without bias or discrimination – for them to love unconditionally without judgment. For the world knows much of judgment, but not enough of love and mercy.
Therefore, extend it to all – give it as though it is a gift for Me, because it is. Your generosity of spirit is a sweet offering before My throne because I love to see My children love like Me.
Another Prophetic Nugget from “Daily Downloads from Heaven” by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “Care for Your Body.”
1 Corinthians 12:25 (KJV) That there should be no schism in the body; but [that] the members should have the same care one for another.
Care for your Body, beloved. Whether you realize it or not, when one of you hurts, the whole is effected. Pause to minister. Pause to tend. Give help where help is needed. You are to be known by your love, and you are called to love like Me.
Be intentional to give grace. Be intentional to operate with patience. Be intentional to reject offense. Walk in love. Walk in unity. Walk in peace. Cultivate that which is good. Care for and strengthen the Body, for it is your Body, beloved, and well worth the effort.
1 Corinthians 12:26-27 (AMP) And if one member suffers, all the parts share the suffering; if one member is honored, all rejoice with it. Now you [collectively] are Christ’s body, and individually [you are] members of it [each with his own special purpose and function].
As one who is with Me, and who is refreshed in My presence, you are equipped to be a carrier of My peace – a catalyst for unity. The Father is calling you a “son of peace”. You are one with an open, hospitable heart. Both the Holy Spirit and Spirit-filled individuals rest and flourish best in environments that are free from striving, control, chaos, and fear. A son of peace makes room for the Kingdom and the unhindered flow of the Spirit through His people. You walk in a deep level of peace and trust in God, and this is something that greatly pleases Him. Allow yourself to be a bridge – a vessel of harmony. Be one who cultivated unity and understanding because you know we are ONE body. As such we can only truly thrive when we function as one.
Another Prophetic Nugget from “Daily Downloads from Heaven” by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “Intertwined Strength.”
Ecclesiastes 4:11 (AMP) Again, if two lie down together, then they keep warm; but how can one be warm alone?
Beloved, I have created you for multiplication. Though yes, you can accomplish much alone, I have made you for connection, and for the power that is found there. Resist the urge to to avoid it, it is worth the effort.
It is worth the frustration in moments of misunderstanding, and worth the character building that occurs when you must operate in grace and humility to create unity. Though it takes work – without a doubt, it truly is worth it.
So resist the temptation to protect your heart by holding others away, and choose instead to love as if you’ll never get hurt. Trust your heart to me, and choose to walk in love and experience intertwined strength.
A final Prophetic Nugget from “Daily Downloads from Heaven” by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “Choose Compassion, Humility, and Kindness.”
1 Peter 3:8 (AMP) Finally, all of you be like-minded [united in spirit], sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted [courteous and compassionate toward each other as members of one household], and humble in spirit;
Beloved, remain humble – intentionally choosing compassion and kindness – and truly operate as brothers and sisters in Christ. You are one Body, called to be known by your love; therefore, lavish it liberally just as I do on My children.
Be intentional about staying in unity. Laying down any need to be right or desire to watch out for your own benefit in lieu of harmony and seeking alignment with Me and My plan. Allow trying moments to build and shape your character, while trusting your heart and needs into My capable hands.
The name of the silk hidden in this image is Love Without Bounds. The colors in it are fire representing vulnerability and fierce passion, earthy red representing unconditional love, mulberry representing fruitful, blackberry representing sweet fruit, and imperial purple representing kingdom authority and intercession.
Father, thank You for the blessing of each member of this body – this family. May we truly find unity in Christ and bring glory to You. May we be one as You are one. May we align with You that we might be in harmony with one another. To You be all the glory.