[Today I’m joining the wonderful LisaJo of thegypsymama and a beautiful community of bloggers for the 5 minute Friday writing prompt. Today the word is JOIN.]
“In Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” Romans 12:5 [NIV]
So, this past Tuesday I decided to go to the Reality SF Connect Group in my neighborhood. They are studying the Psalms. Oh how I love the Psalms.
I wanted to join a Connect Group because they are a wonderful way to meet other Christians and study the bible. I belonged to one in Los Angeles and really grew in my faith.
“For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.” Matthew 18:20 [NASB]
Plus, I know hardly anyone in San Francisco and very few people in my neighborhood.
need want to meet new people and make new friends. And I specifically wanted to make new Christian friends. I wanted to create a friendship circle in which Christ is put first.
And sometimes you can only go to a fellow Christian to talk about life’s struggles because only they understand life from your same perspective. Christians simply need other Christians.
And occasionally, I learn more in the Connect Group meetings than I do in church because the Lord just feels so personal there.
I love hearing how Christ affects the lives of others. I love seeing the faces of people light up as they share praise report. And I love praying for others – together.
“Make this your common practice: Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you can live together whole and healed.” James 5:16a (MSG)
I love seeing the power of Jesus.
It’s nice to find a community of believers especially that live really close to me. I’m imagining the Lord blessing and looking over my little neighborhood.
I just need to remember to draw myself out of my shell, so that I can make new friends and grow in Christ.
Do you belong to a community group based out of your church? What do you think of your group? How have you made new Christian friends? I’d love to hear from you.
Wishing you hope, joy, and peace,