Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. James 1:22
The fellowship of believers is vital for spiritual growth. It is so important for the love of Christ to be displayed by speaking encouraging words, sharing testimonies, and praying for one another when we are experiencing the stressors of life events.
Although we are living in a time, of an ongoing demise of godly morals and values, an increase of violence, and government shutdowns, we cannot let those who do not believe shake our faith nor divert our focus from the Lord.
Surround yourself with individuals who are close to God and possess the ability to love others. You may have to rethink who is in your social circle. Christian belivers are strengthened when we are able to form a bond with others who share commonalities.We need the prayers and the emotional support of believers of the most High God.
Many times we simply reiterate that God has promised to never leave us nor forsake us. Even so, we are admonished to place the needs of others above our own needs. Our Christian duties extend beyond attending church services. True love displays itself by caring about others; by compassionately listening via a phone call, and face-to-face contact.
9 Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good.
10 Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.
13 When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.
Romans 12:9-10,13 NLT
Challenge for today: Someone needs for you to reach out to them.
Prayers for today: Dear God, We have been concerned about our own agendas. Please help us to reach out to our fellow believers who need to hear our voice, a prayer, and laughter. We ask you to show us how to love and care for our brothers and sisters in Christ. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen!
Sonya Johnson Ruiz