Good Monday Morning Coffee conversation everyone😊! I hope everyone is well. Welcome to another encouraging conversation to get your day and week started out on the right foot. So if you are ready, then grab something to drink☕ and let’s get into the conversation!
Embracing the brethren.
In today’s conversation I would like to discuss the blessing of fellowship. If you are in the United States then you are aware of the pandemic and the separation that it has brought with it. Many have had to stay away from their place of worship due to the laws and rules that have been put into place. Now that some places have lifted these rules, there are those who have stop fellowshipping altogether for varies reasons. I for one have been away from the formal fellowship but I still desired it very much. Finally I have had the pleasure of being apart of a group of believers that are such a blessing from God. So today I just wanted to simply talk about the benefits that I am receiving from being among other believers.
My first reason, there is a clarity. Many times I have found myself feeling like I am in a fog because I may not understand what direction to take or I why are somethings not going the way I would like them to go in my life. This can feel very discouraging and my motivation for life would begin to dwindle down. This is one of the reasons why fellowship is important. As we come together we can motivate each other to keep going.
In the book of 1 Cor. 12, it explains the gifts that Holy Spirit gives to us individually. In verse 8 the utterance of knowledge is a gift of the Spirit. Sometimes God gives words of knowledge to bring direction, insight, and motivation so we can continue in the race of faith. When we fellowship the Spirit of God gives each person a gift to ultimately build up the church. At times we maybe praying and fasting for answers but sometimes God will use a brother or sister in the Lord as His mouth piece to answer you. Since I have been apart of this wonderful fellowship with these believers in the Lord I have received many answers to my many questions.
My next reason is love. As a follower of Jesus Christ it is important to follow His example. One of the things Jesus showed us is how to love one another. He showed us that we need to be concern about the wellbeing of those around us. As Christian we definitely need to be concern with those of the faith because much of this world looks after the world. One of the brothers of the fellowship that am apart of has express so many times that we need to really love one another. He explains that our commitment to one another is an expression of our love towards each other. He also said that we need to not only live holy lives for ourselves but for our fellow brethren because they are counting on us. I agree 100% because if we are not integral in our walk with God or really living for God the rest of the body will suffer as well. As Jesus was so committed to God and to us unto the point of death we too have to make the decision to be committed in the same way. The life of a Christian is a dying to self daily life so that others may live.
My final reason is impartation. We all know that the longer you hang around a person, sooner or later you will take on some of the other person’s ways. Well it is the same with the things of the Spirit. God gives so much to us separately but I believe it is also to edify others and give to others what we have been given. When I am around other believers I can fell the difference in the atmosphere and something in me changes.
These meetings help us grow in our faith. In the book of Hebrews 10:24-25 we are told to stir each other up to love and to do good works and to not neglect meeting together. It says we are to encourage each other as we see the Day of the Lord drawing near. As a believer surrounded by the influences and turmoil of the world it is imperative that we continue to meet together because their is strength in numbers.
Also here are two more scriptures to help us understand why we need each other. In Matthew 18:19-20 Jesus says “if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them. In Ecclesiastes 4:7-12, it basically explains that those who are not alone in their work will have a better reward because they can lift each other up but the one by himself has no one lift him up in his time of need. God is encouraging us to get together with other believers so we can stay encouraged and encourage others.
So in conclusion, if you are currently alone as a believer, seek God to led you to a group of believers who will have your back. We can not afford to continue to be lone wolves because that is right where Satan wants you to be. God wants you to be there for your brothers and sisters in Him. I know there are times where God asks us to be alone with Him but like Jesus, Moses, and Elijah, we are then sent back to serve in ministry and service to our brethren. So these are the benefits and the reasons why I appreciated my time spent with other believers in the Lord. So don’t cheat yourself by going at it alone but seek the help of not only the Father but of your fellow brethren as well. So remember, take it one day at a time and stay encouraged in the Lord!
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