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!
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!http://www.bridgetchumbley.com/