Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Unit

Brad and I were watching The Unit a few nights ago and it got me thinking. I am not by any means endorsing this show. It can be pretty racy at times and needs to be watched with discretion and the fast forward button on the DVR!
However, the unit is a group of men and their families that do special ops for the government. This particular time, one of the unit member's daughter had been kidnapped and the unit went off to rescue her. They stand by a certain code and do whatever is needed to help each other out, even when it is very dangerous and in the middle of war. Each of their lives is put in danger helping each other and the country.
I have decided that the body of Christ needs to be a bit more like The Unit. We are in a war and the battle is fierce and Satan is playing for keeps. It is time for us to come together, be honest about the war going on, fight together on our knees in prayer, and standing by one another daily.
I have noticed lately how the enemy is increasing in his warfare against us - marriages are struggling, jobs are gone, and kids are walking away from the Lord. This is the time to press in, to fight the good fight. Let's do it together. Let's join together and for our own Unit that takes seriously the trials and temptations of others. Let's stand in the gap for our fellow believers who are hurting and need us to hold up their hands when they are too tired.
Take time today to pray for your friends, their marriages and families. Take time today to check in on someone that God has laid on your heart.
Take time to get down on your face and cry out to our God who is MIGHTY TO SAVE!

Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.


Lisa Laree said...

Great analogy and great post.

You're so right!

Brad J Ewing said...

great one honey

Anonymous said...

I agree, something I think we also need to do is to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit guiding within the church, when we see someone new or someone we just say hello to in passing ask the Spirit to lead us to those who need prayer, like you said, to hold their hand while they are walking through difficulty, to be a "unit" that bears eachothers burdens.