COMMUNITY | Better Together | Pastor Adam
I used to live most of my life alone. Don’t get me wrong, I had friends, but I didn’t experience depth, authenticity or the power of community. I kept others at a distance because I feared rejection. It was not until I took a risk and shared my real story with others that I experienced freedom and renewed purpose. In Romans 12:4-5 (TLB) it says this:
“Just as there are many parts to our bodies, so it is with Christ’s body. We are all parts of it, and it takes every one of us to make it complete, for we each have different work to do. So we belong to each other, and each needs all the others.”
I love this because it reminds me of how vital real relationships are in the body of Christ. We belong to each other, and we each need each other. It is our God-given calling to engage in relationships with one another so that we can discover our purpose, grow, and experience all that God has for us.
So I ask you, how are you living out God’s purpose for you in community? Have you discovered the power of being real, raw and vulnerable with others you can trust? God wants to use you in significant ways, but he doesn’t want you to do it alone. There is an old Zambian proverb that says: “When you run alone…you run fast; but when you run together…you run far!!” Let’s run far together, as we share Jesus and experience life change!