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Fellowship of Believers

30 Nov

I have to say that I am typically a loner. I prefer to be alone or hang out with my family than to be in a group of people. I get nervous in groups of people and tend to be a wallflower because of it. But God says in Scriputre,

And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. ~Hebrews 10:25

In this Scripture, and others, God tells that we should not forsake the fellowship of others; that we need the fellowship of other believers. Fellow believers encourage us, lift us up in prayer, are there for us when we fall or when we are hurting…so many things that fellowship with believers brings to our lives! When we have fellowship with other believers, we are more likely to stand strong in God’s word than we are to follow the world’s view.

This year a good group of people, with whom we worshiped with at a previous church, came together to start a new work. We were all hurt in our last church, some very badly, and have been trying to heal. as a fellowship, we are healing together. We know where we have all been and we are working toward having a body of Christ that follows Scripture this time instead of religion. It’s been sweet to be a part of this new work. I am gaining new friends and finding out that people I might never have spoken to before are some of the sweetest people I could have ever met.

So, I am slowly moving my way away from the wall to be a part of the Fellowship of Believers and I have to say that it’s kind of nice!

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On another note of fellowship…

This was our dinner table for Thanksgiving. It was such a good Thanksgiving and the fellowship with my family, my mother especially, was so sweet!

This post has been part of the blog carnival: Fellowship over at Bridget Chumbley’s site. To read more posts on Fellowship, head on over to http://www.bridgetchumbley.com/
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16 responses to “Fellowship of Believers

  1. Jason

    November 30, 2010 at 9:55 am

    I’m so glad that you’re moving toward a fellowship of believers and away from the wall. I’m seeing myself that healing can only come that way.

     
    • apesydaisy

      November 30, 2010 at 10:00 am

      It’s definitely a step and it’s slow going, but I’m on my way. Though you guys know me online, I am actually really shy when I first meet people and it takes a long time for me to come out of my shell and fellowship.

       
  2. Tiff

    November 30, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Awesome…..I am the same way….and working to move from the wall as well!

     
    • apesydaisy

      November 30, 2010 at 10:31 am

      Hey Tiff! Glad you joined me on my blog. Yeah, I am not a crowd lover, but the older I get the more I crave fellowship. Here’s to moving our way away from the wall! 🙂

       
  3. Mom

    November 30, 2010 at 10:33 am

    It seems you have found your voice here, in these pages. It’s really too bad that people you’ve known, some your entire life, have not been able to see this side of you because of that wall. I’m glad to hear you say that you feel it is coming down. “Where the Spirit of God is, there is liberty.” Walk in liberty, my daughter.

    3 John 4

     
    • apesydaisy

      November 30, 2010 at 10:41 am

      Thanks mom. With all I have gone through, my choices and others, in my life, it’s not easy and it’s not been easy to let walls down. This will obviously take a while, but I’m working on it.

       
  4. floyd

    November 30, 2010 at 11:08 am

    I’m not surprised to learn that you’re a loner. I think many of us have a lot in common. I too am learning that like the scriptures teach, we will be closer to our family in Christ than sometimes to our physical family here on earth. What a blessing you have to share both.
    Wait a minute, isn’t that against blog rules to have your mom leave a comment? Someone’s gonna have to teach my mom how to do that!
    Very nice post, as always.

     
    • apesydaisy

      November 30, 2010 at 12:18 pm

      It’s interesting to me how much writers have in common and at the same time just how different they are. Most writers tend to be loners.
      I think the mom rule only applies if she is the first commenter 🙂

       
  5. Glynn

    November 30, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    From one loner to another, I hear (and feel) (and have experienced) many of the same things. Thanks for this.

     
    • apesydaisy

      December 1, 2010 at 7:19 am

      Isn’t that what blogging is all about? At least for me it is…reaching others who have gone through or are going through what I am and touching some place in their heart that helps them. Thanks Glynn!

       
  6. Joanne Norton

    November 30, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    So glad your heart is being healed and blessed … as well as others. It’s a “heavy sigh” time of life when churches fall apart. If we cry, I anticipate our Lord does, too. And He rejoices when the healing begins. At least many of us learn important spiritual issues through these sad events.

    Hope the wall is soon a distant piece. Being a comfort zone is one thing; a hiding place is another.

     
    • apesydaisy

      December 1, 2010 at 7:23 am

      Joanne, I think “hiding place” as you described it is probably a very good description of what I have done for so many years and what I imagine a lot of us do. I was talking to someone last night and realized that by doing this blog and talking to all my blogger friends, like you, I am slowly coming out of my shell even more and it’s translating to my life outside of cyberspace. Thanks for commenting! 🙂

       
  7. Hazel I. Moon

    December 1, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    May God bless your new fellowship as you follow Christ and not “religion.” Being hurt is a sad experience, but forgiving and moving on is the best way to go. Leaving a church where you have been a part of is a dramatic event. (tell me about it – I know) Often disagreement means parting, and that is not all bad. Good can come of it and will. I am happy that your new group is loving one another and that new believers are welcome there.

     
    • apesydaisy

      December 2, 2010 at 7:45 am

      Well, since this is not our first time having to deal with a church split, I guess you could say we are used to it by now. But I will say that this new work that has come out of it is the sweetest thing I have ever been involved in!

       
  8. Marina DelVecchio

    December 1, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    I am a loner myself, and after I spend some time with one person or a group of people, I need a few days to recuperate. I love being by myself — but sometimes I am too much inside my head… it’s very loud in there.

    But I see the advantages in being part of a kind group of people. Especially when they are like-minded.

    I like how Joanne above describes it — hiding place vs. comfort zone.

    Insightful post! Thank you for sharing.

     
    • apesydaisy

      December 2, 2010 at 7:50 am

      Yeah, it’s really difficult for me if the group is large. I feel kind of claustrophobic in a way and just hang out on the edges so I don’t get overwhelmed. I think a lot of us “creative types” are loners by nature so we have to work extra hard to be part of a group.

       

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