Christianity, faith

Importance of Fellowship

“Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone.” Colossians 4:6

Once in a while I will take a moment to look back and try to see what, if any, changes have ocurred in me over the past months or even years. One is really standing out to me tonight…that I’ve grown up enough, both spiritually and emotionally, to realize that I need other believers around me. Believers that are comfortable with stepping in, always done in love, during conversations. Filling in gaps that I’m missing.

As much as I love running a Bible study with an awesome group of ladies, there are things about God and His love, grace and mercy toward us, that I need to learn or be reminded of. Just a few years ago, actually even less than that, that I would have been highly annoyed with these conversations. Not because I’d spite someone sharing such important aspects of our God but because I’m not the one who brought it up! Can we say ‘lack of self esteem’? Even though the scripture above  in it’s text is speaking of our speech around non-believers, for me, it reminds me of the need of fellowshipping with other faithful believers that know His word.

I cannot fully express how completely grateful I am that my prayer for God to change me from the inside out is being answered…on a daily basis. I was reminded about that during my interview on Tuesday too. When I had interviewed for another position a few years ago (with the same interviewers) I had mentioned that a co-worker and I would occasionally ‘bump-heads’-which is not surprising when we’ve worked together for almost 11 years now. And although we may still, they are very few and far between. What I realized is that it is MY reaction that has changed. And friends, that is all God.

My prayer tonight is one of thanks to God. Thank you for loving me. Thank you for placing me among women who love You as I do. Thank you for ladies that see the need to ‘fill the gap’ and do so to ensure YOUR love is being shown and expressed.

I pray too friends that you experience the awesome love of God and that you have people to fellowship with that will help you grow.

‘Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiasties 4: 9-12

In Jesus’ precious name.

Tara

 

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