The Power of Fellowship

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.






36 responses to “The Power of Fellowship”

  1. Avatar

    thank you

    and, yes, well there were quite a few big life stress events, for sure through November 2021

    But I love how God is redeeming my failure, into His good – it blows me away how He does that!

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  2. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Amen. Thanks for sharing, Wilson. Blessings!


  3. wilsonkatumba Avatar

    Yes i agree. Fellowship is key for a healthy kingdom lifestyle.
    Do not despise gathering of brethren ….

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  4. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Glad to hear of your progress, Andy. I have a natural tendency to worry as well. However, it sounds like you’ve actually had a bit to worry over. Thank God for His peace that passes understanding!

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    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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  6. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Andy. I hope the BerryBunch is on the mend.


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    Excellent edit to that phrase

    Andy B

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  8. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yep. Our two little dogs are never too far from their human companions. Christian fellowship is a pack mentality of sorts. Thank you for the observation. Blessings!

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  9. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Barb. God Bless!


  10. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I almost included the scripture you mentioned, but figured someone else would share it. Thanks, Matt! Neglecting our fellowship with other believers in not a viable option.

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  11. Beth Alisan Avatar

    “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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  12. My Life in Our Father's World Avatar

    Love that you changed the title of your journal and the other things you shared.

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  13. jesusluvsall Avatar

    We are admonished to not forsake the assembling of ourselves together for a reason. It is in fellowship we find encouragement, help, and more from our brothers and sisters.

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  14. davidsdailydose Avatar

    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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  15. Alan Kearns Avatar

    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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  16. davidsdailydose Avatar

    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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  17. scribelady Avatar

    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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  18. davidsdailydose Avatar

    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!


  19. davidsdailydose Avatar

    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.


  20. ropheka Avatar

    I am a loner and feel uncomfortable in social settings.
    When talking with Christians one on one it is a great experience, especially on the hiking trails.

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  21. Gary Fultz Avatar

    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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  22. francisashis Avatar

    Amen.Thank you very much.🙏

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  23. davidsdailydose Avatar

    🙏 for you and yours. These are definitely difficult times! Thank you for sharing. Blessings.

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  24. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I’m referring to my DNA results from My Scottish and Western European roots are more than 300 years old.

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  25. SimplyB Avatar

    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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  26. Don't Lose Hope Avatar

    I know I need others! Interesting that you are 50% Scots. Which part are you from?

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  27. davidsdailydose Avatar

    You’re welcome! You take care, as well. brother. Blessings!


  28. davidsdailydose Avatar

    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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  29. francisashis Avatar

    Amen.Yes fellowship is all what the world needs today.Without it we can’t call ourselves Christians.Thank you very much.Take care.🙏

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  30. Don't Lose Hope Avatar

    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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  31. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks, Betty. You too!

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  32. Betty Avatar

    A good thought to ponder, David. Enjoy your Saturday!

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  33. davidsdailydose Avatar

    You’re welcome, brother. Thank you.

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  34. Chris Hendrix Avatar

    God Himself said, “It is not good for man to be alone.” We were created for connection and relationships. Thanks for the reminder.


  35. davidsdailydose Avatar

    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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  36. Bridget A. Thomas Avatar

    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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