Unity, what does it take? When we allow the mess and clutter of life like anger, bitterness, hate, and frustration to cloud our view of life, it prevents us from being able to live together in unity and love! So today, let’s choose to take away all the things covering our hearts and keeping us from being able to live lives of unity and love with others! Remove the mess from your heart in order to walk in the freedom of God’s calling and purpose on and in your life!
Consider the story of Joseph and how his trust in God was more significant than the troubles he had to walk through and deal with. Remember how because Joseph trusted God in the midst of the problems God rescued him from death and elevated him in position and stature till the time was ready for Joseph to step in and accomplish the dreams and visions God gave him while at the same time saving the lives of many nations including his own family.
Therefore, Let’s be the dads who realize how good and how pleasant it is for us to dwell together in unity! Moreover, Let’s be the dads who realize how good and how pleasant it is for us to dwell with our wives in unity! Finally, Let’s be the dads who realize how good and how pleasant it is for us to dwell with our kids in unity!
How can we apply today’s verse of the day to become the dads who clear the mess from our hearts in order to be able to live in unity with our wives, kids, and one another?
Applications of Psalms 133:1 that help us in prioritizing the clearing of the pains and frustrations we have allowed to cover our hearts and cloud our judgment in order to be able to live our lives in unity together with our families:
- Open Communication: Regularly communicate with your spouse and children about your feelings, concerns, and frustrations. Create an atmosphere of openness and trust where everyone feels comfortable sharing.
- Forgiveness: Embrace forgiveness for past hurts and disagreements. Let go of grudges and resentments, allowing healing to take place.
- Empathy: Put yourself in the shoes of your spouse and children. Seek to understand their perspectives and feelings, fostering empathy and compassion.
- Quality Time: Spend quality time together as a family. Engage in activities that promote bonding and create positive memories.
- Prayer and Reflection: Spend time in prayer and personal reflection. Seek guidance and clarity from a higher power to help you address your inner struggles.
- Seek Counseling or Therapy: If necessary, seek professional help to address deep-seated issues that may be affecting your relationships. A therapist can provide tools to navigate challenges and promote unity.
- Practice Gratitude: Focus on the positive aspects of your relationships. Express gratitude for your family members and the blessings you share.
- Apologize and Make Amends: If you’ve made mistakes, apologize and take responsibility. Making amends shows humility and a commitment to building unity.
- Support Each Other’s Growth: Encourage personal growth and development within your family members. Support their goals and aspirations, helping them overcome obstacles.
- Shared Spiritual Practice: Engage in a shared spiritual practice, such as attending religious services, reading scripture together, or participating in meaningful rituals. This can strengthen your spiritual bond and promote unity.
Remember that achieving unity within a family is an ongoing process that requires effort, patience, and a genuine desire to improve. While Psalms 133:1 provides a guiding principle, applying these practices can help you clear the mess from your hearts and live in harmony with your loved ones.