“As members of His Body, we gain a faith family.”
After Jesus dies, God sends the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. After the apostles receive the Holy Spirit they set out and began to spread the Word about Jesus.
As they gained a following, the early church began to form.
“Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”
What’s the point?
What You Have to Gain Through a Relationship With Jesus:
As members of His Body, we gain a faith family.
I need to begin today’s post by sharing first and foremost, I do not believe that Christians should only be friends with other Christians. I believe that being friends with people from all walks of life, from different areas, with different beliefs is healthy for us!
To God, all people are His precious children. He loves and cares for ALL, regardless of race, career, or where they live on the globe.
That being said, in addition to being friends with people from differing beliefs and backgrounds, it is also just as important to surround yourself with people who believe in Jesus.
There is a reason it is important to have “faith friends,” is because this world, well, it’s tough! We will go through difficult days, and good days, and having the loving support of other believers is not only helpful and important, it’s good and FUN!
So often we look to God as some rule demanding, big mean bully in the sky. But that’s just NOT who He is. He created us to enjoy this life, He placed specific family and friends in your life for you to have fun, play, laugh, and enjoy His creation with.
He wants us to learn from one another, lean on one another, pray with and for each other.
Any friend, regardless of beliefs can do that, HOWEVER, there is a difference in the advice a friend who is a believer would give you, from the advice our society would give you.
You need to surround yourself with “faith friends,” who accept, love, support, and encourage you.
Do you have faith friends?
If so, I’m elated for you and encourage you to cherish those friendships.
If not, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’m happy to try and help you make connections in your area, and of course here on The Fill as well!
What does all of this mean to me/how can I apply that to my life today?
One of the biggest things we GAIN, out of a relationship with Jesus is the opportunity and privilege to pray.
We are committing to establishing a habit of prayer over the course of this study. For further information check out The Steam section of Day 1’s post.
So …. How’s your prayer time going? Do you need or want to make any changes?
I’d love to hear from you!
If you’re looking for further ideas, advice, or want to share your journey please don’t hesitate to shoot me a message!