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The Power of Fellowship

All of us is stronger than any one of us.

It’s the strangest thing. The older I get the more organized I become. For instance, shortly after I turned forty, I started carrying a pocket notebook–filled with checklists and thoughts for each day.

My latest set of jotters (shout out to my friends in the UK) features inspirational phrases on every cover. The one for December reads, “You’ve got this.” I kept looking at this little pick-me-up and thinking, “That doesn’t sound quite right.” So, I edited.😇

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward of their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (NKJV)

Like it or not, Christianity is not a go-it-alone religion. We NEED fellowship with God AND each other to thrive. Otherwise, it’s easier for the enemy of our souls (and his many buddies) to attack us one by one.

Kind reader, if you’re out of synch with others in the Body of Christ, please prayerfully seek reconciliation today.

🎶 Blest be the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love. The fellowship of kindred minds is like to that above🎶

🙏❤️ prayers and love.

By davidsdailydose

I'm just a regular guy who was
tempted to lose all hope but did not. It was God who made the difference.

36 replies on “The Power of Fellowship”

I think we’re beginning to adjust to a new normal. Thankyou so much.

November was certainly very rough! But God was, and is, still faithful.

I’m adjusting to the medications, which is helpful. And in another week I’m allowed to walk faster than a shuffle – which I’m looking forward to very much (and my doctor has urged me to get back out mountain biking)

God is redeeming the pain and helping me shift from my natural tendancy towards worry, and shifting that towards Jesus, peace and prayer

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“Christianity is not a go-it-alone religion.” So true David. We can learn a lesson from our dogs whose pack mentality prompts them to seek out the company of their humans as well as other dogs just as your picture illustrates.

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I can’t begin to fathom how difficult dealing with your health challenges has been for you, brother. Yet, like you said, there are rich opportunities for fellowship online. I, for one, am blessed by the amazing amount of material you are able to post each week. Thank you for your input, and may God continue to bless your blog ministry. Blessings!

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Wow “jotters!” There is a word I haven’t heard since primary school!😁
Due to health problems over recent years being connected with fellow believers has been very difficult; I would get connected for a while then land in hospital and connections were lost. Recently I tried to connect again with a church, but again my health scuppered it. I am resigned to the status quo. But on the upside I am hugely blessed by the e-fellowship in the WordPress blogging community. Over all it is a subject that I pray about a lot.
God bless you this weekend brother.

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I understand what you mean, scribelady. There are many ways to maintain fellowship with other believers. Face to face is probably the best, but this is not always possible. It’s the “knowing we shouldn’t go it alone” part that matters most. Thank you for reading and commenting. God’s best to you.

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We definitely do need each other. There is richness in knowing someone is backing me up in prayer, or in getting together with others. Jesus didn’t go through His earthly life alone, and He had His Father! Even so, He sought out disciples to walk with Him.

I used to think I could do it alone, but about the time I realized I couldn’t, it got harder to get together with people. I asked a couple friends to get together with me, and due to work schedules, it was a real logistics problem–just the three of us to meet at a restaurant and celebrate the things God was doing. That was years ago, and things haven’t changed. I email them now, but it’s not the same.

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More power to you, brother. Others have mentioned their own introverted personalities. The most important thing is that we live–bound together by the love of God in Christ. In this respect, fellowshipping with one person is just as needful as talking with 100. Thank you for stopping by. Blessings!

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Amen, brother. You said what I wanted say better than I did! I appreciate your thoughts.You’re the second commenter who mentioned how introverts may need to be more intentional in regards to fellowship with others. I wasn’t thinking about personality types when I wrote this post, but the necessity of being in “one accord” with our brothers and sisters in Christ. You explained this distinction perfectly. Thank you, and God Bless.

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For myself (introvert who can act extroverted by intentional choice), the learning curve of being involved with others has always been intentional because it’s not natural. I believe that is why there are so many “one anothers” mentioned in scripture. Then as I age, change locations, retire and so on “fellowship” takes on new challenges. Bottom line: We need each other. It’s a need deeper than we can fathom. Our best “love one another” or “think of each other as more important than yourselves” instances… are a beginners class for eternities fellowship with Our Lord and each other.

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The pandemic really played into my natural introverted tendencies. I detest COVID but not because of the social distancing thing. Plus we are attending a new church when we’re not traveling, and I’m very hesitant to reach out and get involved. I totally agree with your post. And I totally need prayer. Blessings to you on this Saturday.

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Thank you. It’s great to hear someone in your line of work say we shouldn’t go it alone. A great deal of my emotional healing ❤️‍🩹 has happened in a group setting. I’m glad you liked the jotter reference. I’m 50% Scot myself. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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Great post! I SO appreciate the support of my Christian brothers and sisters. I know I need their support and am grateful that God doesn’t expect me to make it through this life alone. BTW, being from Scotland originally, I know exactly what a jotter is. We used them in school every day 🙂

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Understood, Bridget. More extroverted folks, like me, can hide in superficial fellowship. The pandemic has taken its toll on my relationships with dear brothers and sisters in Christ. These bonds are currently under restoration. This was on my mind as I wrote this post. Introverted Bridget is probably doing just fine. Blessings!

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I admit that this is not a strong area in my life. Maybe because I am an introvert, I prefer keeping to myself. I do want to have lasting Christian friendships. But I also hesitate to put myself “out there.” Thanks for the encouragement, David!

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