In the knowledge that we are now saved completely, there is nothing holding us back from abundant life with God! And an essential element of our redeemed life is community with other believers. We need each other. God commands that as believers, we continue to meet as His church, as fellow pilgrims, awaiting glory to encourage, admonish, seek God and sing out the praises of Him who called us into His wonderful light.
I don’t know about you, but I need people. This life isn’t easy. The beauty of a faith community is the gift of encouragement and edification of each other. We were not made to do this journey alone. When the mysteries of God are explored and discovered corporately, there is amazing spiritual growth! How can we grow and learn from the faith of others? What burdens can we bring to the body of Christ that we may bear them together? How can we be a place where people are discipled to be more like Jesus?
Thank you, God, for the gift of your church. I pray that we may always hear the guiding voice of your Spirit as we learn to reflect your character and nature in the corporate gathering of your people.