Staying connected is an important part of being part of the church, the body of Christ. Actually, I would go, as far as to say it is a vital part of the Christian life. Just look at the scriptures, John 15:5. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” It is important that we stay connected with God and the body of Christ, the church. It helps us to stay focused on the important things in life. It also allows us to have somebody who cares about us as a person. I think that it is such a great thing in a Christian’s life, actually, in life generally, for somebody to care about you as a person.
So I would like to ask you this week how are you connected, with your fellow believers?
Do you spend time in prayer with each other? Praying with each other is such a vital part of being a church. It allows us to share one another’s concerns and joys, with each other and with God.
Have you meet somebody from the church outside of the buildings of the church? It can become so easy for us to only meet people from the church in an activity of the church or within the buildings of the church. Do we ever spend time with our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, outside of church?
When was the last time that you made a time to catch up with somebody? I love the song – “They’ll know we are Christians by our love.” What better way to show love than to give time to another person, not out of duty or obligation, but because you genuinely have the other person’s interest at heart. To give time to another person is a wonderful gift. I am reminded that my kids love it when I am able to give them my full and undivided attention (not to do with school work or church work, but just for them and about them). It is so important to show love by giving of your time.
So if you are feeling a little unconnected with the body of Christ, the church, then maybe you should make a point of catching up with somebody from the church. What does the scripture promise us in Matthew 18:20, “For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.”