A family of fellow Christians can be a wonderful source of strength and encouragement for us. Many times though, we aren’t even aware of the pain and suffering they’re going through. We’ve all gotten wrapped up in our own lives and often forget that others need to be lifted up in prayer too.

That’s why being a part of a church family is so important to me. Even though there may be things that I might feel embarrassed to share with someone or too proud to let others know about, I realize that I have a family of friends who will pray for my needs along with theirs.

I do think it’s important for us to know what needs to be prayed for. There are many who may be suffering with a certain disease. Some have a family member who has left his faith behind. There may be divorce, separation or infidelity in a marriage. Some may be struggling with alcoholism, drug abuse or some other sin that’s drawing them away from the cross. There are many things that we Christians need to be encouraged about day by day.

Being part of corporate worship is a great place to begin. May we think like the Apostle Paul when he said in Romans 1:12 & 13, “For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine.”

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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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15 Responses to FELLOWSHIP

  1. Elihu says:

    I agree! We have a common bond in the Lord. The best way to get in contact with fellow believers is to meet with fellow believers in worship. After that, it’s important to meet with them outside worship and get to know them better so we can know their needs and encourage them.

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      I feel blessed to be part of a small congregation. Kind of like “Cheers” where everyone knows your name. We are all pretty closely bonded. I came from a large congregation and seldom knew who was new or established members.

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      • Elihu says:

        I know what you mean. I grew up in a small congregation and have worshipped with several small groups over the years. I’m currently in a larger group (~280) and it’s been a struggle to get to know everybody. I try to be as involved as possible so I can have more opportunities to meet folks. It’s hard for me, especially since I’m such an introvert!

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      • atimetoshare.me says:

        A great place that practice your confidence building skills!

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  2. Salvageable says:

    There are reasons that Jesus promised to be present “when two or three are gathered in My name.” There’s are reasons Paul wrote, “You (plural) are the Temple (single) of the Holy Spirit.” It relates to what God said in a perfect new creation, “It is not good for the man to be alone.” We need each other–all the more on this battlefield of spiritual warfare. J.

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Thanks for sharing, Wally. I agree that we need to get closer in our church circles. We can’t help each other if we don’t know that something is wrong I think we often put on a mask when we go to church, thinking we can cover up our problems. Church is the best place ever to share with others what you’re going though and helping one another..


  4. SLIMJIM says:

    I’m glad you made a post on the importance of the local church, I pray God uses this to move believers to see it more important.

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