Saturday, October 26, 2013

Better Together

As much as we may sometimes desire it, we were not meant to live independent of other people. God made that clear in Genesis when He created woman from Adam and said, "It's not good for man to be alone." While I am incredibly blessed with a fantastic wife I don't believe that God was only speaking about marriage & companionship. I believe He was giving us a bigger principle. He was
communicating how much better our quality of life will be when we surround ourselves with others. 

When we live in community we find that our lives are enriched as we care deeply for other people. We are able to step into areas of need and give them the opportunity to do the same for us. These friendships enrich our lives as we grow in the depth of our relationship and are able to move past superficial communication to something more meaningful. Our prayers move past the simple thought of blessing someone to understanding the specific need and revelation they need to mature. These relationships are not easy to develop and can be painful to maintain during tumultuous times. The sweet unity we find in sticking together and making this level of investment will affirm God's desires for us to grow together.

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