2020 was a difficult year. Stay at Home orders kept everyone at home away from friends and family. While the first few weeks were fun. A new adventure of working from home & learning how to have Zoom meetings.
After months of staying home, away from all those we cared about, isolation was no longer a ‘fun adventure.’ It was just plain hard.
Many times in the past year I have shared with others countless times, “You are not alone.” I have needed to hear these words myself a few times.
We are not created to live life alone. God created us to be in community with one another. As we are different from each other we have the opportunity to learn from each other. Where one is weak another is strong. Where one is in need another has plenty to share.
God created Adam and did not intend for him to be alone. Eve was created to be in community with Adam. They complemented each other to be united and live life together.
When Jesus lived here on Earth He did not do life alone. He asked 12 men to share life & ministry together. As Jesus is fully God He set the example for all believers to follow in our own lives. We are meant to be in community with one another.
We are meant to trust a close circle of loved ones who love us unconditionally, who hold us accountable when necessary, who to celebrate great moments together. These people are our inner circle. They are family bonded together in the Lord. We grow in faith together. We grieve together. We give praise together.
Another place you can connect with others is at our weekly Zoom MicroSite. We met together on Sunday nights at 7pm (US Central Time). For an hour we encourage, pray with and laugh together. You are invited! If you feel alone join us. Send a message saying you are interested and we will send you the Meeting ID & Password. We love to see you there.
Living The 168 Life is meant to be shared with others. We are created to be in community. See who is in your tribe. Tell them this week how much you appreciate your friendship. Ask how you can continue to pray with each other. Schedule the next time you hang out together to have fun together.
As the world is coming out of isolation we will reconnect with each other. May you see each day how you are not alone. You are loved unconditionally. You matter. Connect with your inner circle. May God be glorified in the 168 hours of the week.
This Week’s Challenge
Share with those in your inner circle how you are truly doing, good or bad. Pray with one another. Give thanks to God for your friendships.