WORKING TOGETHER IN HARMONY

Isn’t it neat to think about all the things in this world that work together in harmony?

As humans, but made in God’s image, I think all the more WE should look for ways to work in harmony and make this world a better place for others.

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I think that is how God wants us to be with one another…helping each other to live in harmony, whether through an encouraging word, physically helping another in some way, praying for another, or sharing some gift that we have.

This thought of how things work together in harmony occurred to me when I was attending a Philharmonic concert recently. Especially since I do not have the gift of music, it amazes me to think how, with the vast amount of instruments in an orchestra or band, and so many different people playing, that such great music is the result! I am in awe of how all of the instrumentalists, with their various instruments, know exactly the right time to come in and play their own parts. So many instruments and different people from all walks of life can work so well together and play some beautiful, harmonious music!

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How about how God made all of nature to work together in harmony? From the trees, to the flowers, to the animals, to the birds of the sky, each has their own job and purpose on this earth. Snakes help reduce the rodent population and mosquitoes are actually a great food source for birds, fish, and frogs among other creatures. Again, they all live together in harmony.

Think about the huge oceans in this world and how the many creatures there live in harmony. Each creature in the sea exists to live in harmony and fulfill a purpose. Why there are even major ecosystems making beautiful coral reefs for our eyes to behold.

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If you have a career, think about how much more smoothly things work when people all work together in harmony. Being respectful and caring in our interactions, rather than demanding or mean is one way to work more harmoniously. How about letting people think about and have a say in the way something could maybe work better? Maybe the “lowly” person in the company holds the key to improving a process and save the company some money! Working together in harmony is much more beneficial.

In your home, especially if you have children at home, life is so much better if you can find ways to live in harmony. If the kids are always fighting or arguing, life can be so draining and it doesn’t benefit anyone.

Our churches should be places where people feel welcome and a sense of community where love is the center of everything that is done. People praying for one another and helping each other in whatever way they need. No one should be in need for physical things. Having programs to enrich and grow in our faith are important things to help us live more harmoniously with one another.

Reaching out to a stranger through a smile at the store, inviting a friend over for dinner when you know they are all alone, or sending a card to brighten someone’s day can help us live in harmony. You just might be the one God uses to help another see something in a different light, and that just might change their life for the better enabling them to live a life of harmony.

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I do think it is so cool how God can use every event and circumstance in our life to affect another. It might be to benefit you in some way or maybe it was just what the other person needed. God is so good and it is so powerful to see how everything is connected. I can help you, you can help me, and together we can glorify the Lord in all we do and say. It is awesome to be open to seeing the Lord working in all of creation and to live in harmony with one another.

Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. –1 Peter 3:8-9

18 Comments

  1. As a musician, it still is amazing to be sitting in the chair, playing the music and being one with a whole group. I get chills thinking about it. I get chills when with a group and it all goes so perfectly it feels like it couldn’t even be real.
    I wish that the world could work together more as one and be in harmony – I believe there would be so much more peace and love if that were so. Where did it all begin to go so astray?

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    • Thanks for sharing your musical experience, Lori! That is so cool to know. I agree with you, it would be wonderful if we could always work in harmony yielding more peace and love in this world. I think that is how God really intended the world to be, but then “we” let sin enter the world and that messed that perfect harmony up. Hopefully we all do our part to create more harmony as best we can in our little part of the world. 🙂

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  2. Great post, Christine! I totally agree with Lori. There’s something magical about playing with other musicians and experiencing and being a part of that harmony. When I sing in groups, I’d much rather be singing the harmony part than the melody because of this. And I’m amazed by people who can see the music that a harmonious world makes (see the movie August Rush if you don’t know what I mean). Isn’t it amazing how God created the world this way? To be one harmonious orchestra that points back to His greatness!

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  3. Good to live in harmony and if only it was easier but people don’t always make the effort anymore. God’s Word of course is the true wisdom and it’s no wonder we are exhorted to read, learn and live it. #bloggercaregroup

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  4. One area I have been studying recently is the topic of “SELF” and getting rid of it. We are all sooooo self-centered even when we sincerely don’t think that we are. This post fits in perfectly with my findings . . . it is hard to be in perfect harmony if we are all focused on ourselves and what we want / and how we want it / when we want it, etc.

    No matter how we look at it — God’s ways are always the best 😀

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