Acts 2:42 — All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer (NLT).
Not only should believers become life-long learners, but they need to spend quality time with each other as well. Going to church should be a priority, but we should also surround ourselves with fellow believers outside of the church walls. Living a life of holiness is next to impossible if the only Christians you see are in a church service.
Godly relationships bring accountability. You need to surround yourself with people who challenge you to be a better person, not who stroke your ego or condone your sin. The believers in the first church were devoted to each other. The Bible says they shared meals together. When was the last time you opened your home and invited someone to dinner? Do you avoid church fellowships? Nothing good comes from isolating yourself.
A vital, and often overlooked, part of fellowship is prayer. Believers need to spend time together in prayer on a consistent basis. Acts 4:31 says, “After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly” (NIV).
Something significant happens every time men and women of God come together in agreement. Prayer sends shockwaves through the kingdom of darkness, and it also helps build the confidence of those involved. Pray for each other’s needs and for boldness to preach the Gospel. Ask for the gifts of the Spirit to be in operation in your church. Pray for your city and for souls.
I want to encourage you today to build godly relationships. If you’ve avoided spending time with other believers, make an effort to change. We need each other.
Acts 2:46 — They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity (NLT).
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