“that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ.” Colossians 2:2
There is something very powerful when brother and sisters in Christ come together to worship.
We have a way of connecting with each other on levels not everyone understands. As such, I want to share something that happened to me in a few months ago.
It was after service and the other Associate Ministers and myself were preparing to serve Communion. We were all standing there as one of the Ministers addressed the congregation. For a moment as he was speaking, my mind wandered off and began to think about issues I was having in other areas of my life. He asked the congregation to search our hearts for any impurities and ask for forgiveness so that we can openly receive communion.
I started to think about the way I was handling different situations in my life, and if I was doing so as GOD would want. I am not sure why, but the Minister next to me just grabbed my hand and started praying for me. She did not look at me, she just grabbed my hand and started to pray. She prayed in a low voice, so I could not hear what she was saying, but I knew (or should I say, I felt) she was praying for me. Then I bowed my head and started praying with her.
Then suddenly, the heaviness in my heart became lighter and decisions I have been struggling with became clearer. It was a subtle but beautiful moment. Once the prayer ended, she let my hand go and we proceeded with communion. It was not until after the service that she mentioned that she felt the need to pray for me. I embraced and thanked her and told her how much I appreciated her.
See, when GOD brings his children together, we connect to one another. He gives us the spirit of discernment so that we know who is in need. We may not know the specifics of what they are going through, but we know that it is something that needs to be prayed on. This is so very powerful!
As Christians, we must continue to fellowship with each other because you never know what purpose GOD has for you at any moment. You never know who He will send to intercede on your behalf. You never know, but you must make yourself available.
The devil loves our solitude because HE gets to work on us. But when we stand united, we are much stronger than we are when we stand alone.
If you have not done so, find yourself a church home. A place where you will always belong and always be loved.
In His service,