“Bind us together, Lord, bind us together
With cords that cannot be broken
Bind us together, Lord, bind us together
Bind us together with love…”
Unity is a pretty easy concept, but a hard reality. We all bring our unique personalities, thoughts, opinions and backgrounds to every gathering and interaction at Driscoll. That is part of what makes our church so special, but it also means that sometimes it isn’t easy to find consensus. However, unity is something that is very dear to the heart of God. When Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, it is one of the things he prayed very specifically for believers:
“I have given them the glory that You gave Me, that they may be one as We are one— I in them and You in Me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that You sent me and have loved them even as You have loved me.” John 17:22-23 (NIV)
While uniting together in heart and minds may seem impossible by the world’s standards, we are reminded that “…with God, all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26 NIV), so that He is the one who can provide the harmony and unity that is so crucial to our effectiveness as His Body. So, as you pray this week for Driscoll, the Pastor Search Committee, and our future pastor, would you please pray that the Lord will provide us with His unity?
Please be in prayer for:
• Those being called to fill the open volunteer leadership positions at Driscoll. Pray that there will be a clear match as to those feeling called, and those who are assigned to fill those positions. We want our Body to continue to grow and minister even while we wait for our new pastor, and strong member leadership makes that possible.
• Harmony and clarity between pastor search committee members, that we will all be led to a mutual understanding of each applicant, and a clear sense of direction of God’s leading in all that we do.
• That each candidate will be unified with us in specifically praying for God’s will, putting aside personal desires and preferences (both the committee and candidates).
• That everyone involved in this process will wholeheartedly seek the greatest unity of all: that of being like-minded with Christ.
In His Grace-The Driscoll Pastor Search Committee