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From The Tea Lovers Devotional, by Emilie Barnes
“When we join forces with others, we become stronger, and it becomes difficult to weaken our positions. There is great strength in unity. This concept is at the center of why we need to be in a church that’s teaching God’s Word every time we meet. We need the support of others if we are to grow in Christ. We can join up with a mentor to learn the faith lessons they have gleaned from their experiences. And we can become mentors to share our stories, our failings, and our victories as Christians. This is how we strength our journey and built up the body of Christ.
To impress upon you the importance of oneness, today I want you to examine various scriptures from the book of Romans:
* belong to one another (12:5)
* be devoted to one another (12:10)
* honor one another (12:10)
* share with God’s people who are in need (12:13)
When has someone come alongside you and offered to help you through a difficult time? It is amazing how much lighter the workload becomes when there is one other person tackling it. Just think how much can be done when you share your load with God! I know it isn’t easy to ask for help, but give it a try. When you help someone, you feel good. When you allow someone to help you, you give them the opportunity to feel good.
Prayer: God, let me realize how important it is to have a support system of fellow believers who have kindred spirits. I cannot walk the journey alone – I need friends who will encourage me and lift me up. I am not an island unto myself. Amen
HEART ACTION: Remember the “one another” scriptures and try to follow them during your day. Reach out to others and allow others to connect with and support you.
Almost every day, I read another heart wrenching blog, another person that has lost a job, or had an accident, or has been diagnosed with a life threatening disease. And they aren’t just telling us about their need, they are reaching out to us for prayer. They are counting on us to support them, to encourage them, to pray for them, to expect a miracle with them. We have a military that needs to be encouraged, lifted up in prayer, asking the Father for protection and safe keeping. I pray that, in even a small way, I am an encouragement to all of them, and to my friends and family here at home. We are hearing so much about “spreading the wealth” lately, but let’s spread the LOVE, and be a light to those that are in darkness right now. Let’s be a blessing out of the abundance that has been given to us.