Prayer focus for July 29-August 3, 2012
It seems that God is gathering together His people from all cultures. Not that He wants us to abandon our cultures and all become the same, but to blend them together while maintaining our diversity. To do this we first need to identify with our own ethnicity. Our uniqueness and diversity are important and not to be abandoned.
What makes a garden beautiful is to have a variety of plants. The diverse colors, styles, textures and fragrances make it unique and pleasant. One individual plant adds something vital to the garden, and each of us individually add something to God's garden as well. The same is true with a community harmonizing with neighboring communities.
I pray God's people become at peace with their ethnicity, even rediscover it. That they don't feel threatened thinking that others are trying to change them or take their identity away. That as they develop this peace they can accept others and their diversity in order to blend and harmonize into a beautiful garden for the Lord.
We can live and grow together without losing our own identity. In fact the more we become the unique person that God intended, it will make His garden all the more beautiful.