No longer will we attend church knowing the outcome before we show up because that's what happened last week and the week before. We will no longer settle for the status quo. We will expect God's best every waking day. What better place to learn this than in church. So we're off and running with a new approach. Something we should have done a long time ago. The things we do best together are praying and worshiping the Lord. So we will worship and pray together until we get news from Heaven about our next steps as a congregation.
Some of the things I believe the Lord is saying to us now revolve around our relationship as a church family. In sense the Lord giving us clear direction to connect with each other more by whatever means necessary. When we fellowship together on Sunday mornings, I believe we need to take time to dine together every once in a while. I would go as far as saying it is some important that we develop a fund specifically for "Church Fellowship." That way everybody can participate because as a church we will have the funds available to pay for the meals we have together in a restaurant, catered at the church or in someone's home.
The investment we make in each other is priceless. When we invest in each other we strengthen our body. When our body is strengthened, we are strong enough to serve others. I can see the Lord bringing those in need to us as we help meet the needs of our own body first. As simple as a Church Fellowship may sound, I believe it our the first step beyond worship and prayer that we need to take.
New Living Translation (©2007)
All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord's Supper), and to prayer.
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