Tuesday, August 21

Community

The community with which we've been blessed here is incredible.  After dinner and good times the other night, I prayed, "God, thank You for the community in this room and for all the different parts of You I get to experience through them."

Thank God for people (men and women!) who never (seem to) tire of my incredible obsession with my husband and Pinterest, my no-filter chatter, seconds and thirds at every meal, random no-talking days, exaggerating vocabulary, sometimes foul language, and whatever else I bring to the table.

Thank God for people who are equally comfortable talking to each other and to Him out loud and sitting in contented silence.

Thank God for people who are always giving, always listening, always asking the right questions.

Tonight, think about the community you've chosen, and be grateful for all the little pieces of God they reveal to you.

And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles.  And all who believed were together and had all things in common.  And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need.  And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.
Acts 2:42-47 
Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! It is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes! It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion! For there the Lord has commanded the blessing, life forevermore.
Psalm 133 
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
1 John 1:7 
Don't just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.
Romans 12:9-10


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