The Power of Community

by | Nov 3, 2022 | Feed, Inspiration, Relational, Teaching | 0 comments

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! November is a special month to gather with family and friends over a bountiful feast. The seasonal games and decorations are exciting! Every year I enjoy celebrating Thanksgiving with my family. I enjoy how the Thanksgiving parades are creative and entertaining. I appreciate the familiar sounds of laughter and smells of my favorite meals on this day. What do you love most about this holiday?

Among the laughter and fellowship, there remains this deep sense of dissatisfaction. Thanksgiving means nothing unless people are united. Evidently, there are not enough families who are collectively supporting one another in today’s society. Instead of fellowship, there is quarreling, selfishness, and division. Some families get caught up in the decoration and presentation on this day rather than how this holiday should be celebrated. Some do not have friends and family to spend thanksgiving with due to the loss of loved ones. This is why it is essential that no one gets left behind. This is why we must learn that fellowship, worship, and servanthood are communal efforts. Jesus Christ models this well throughout the New Testament. He advocates for the lost and never leaves anyone behind (Luke 5:31, Matthew 18:12).

1 Corinthians 12:25-27 (ESV):

“That there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together. Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.”

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (ESV)

“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”

Please never forget how powerful community truly is! When we gather together as Christians God is able to work miraculously in and through our lives like never before. Prayers are answered, strongholds break, and life changing transformation takes place. Please never lose sight of the fact that it is Christ who unites us. This Thanksgiving join me in laying aside yourself and focusing on praising Yahweh and seeking opportunities to love and fellowship with those you know.

Rejoice always and give thanks in all circumstances! (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

Peace and Blessings.
 

My name is Lindsey Harrell. I am a college graduate of Lancaster Bible College with a major in Women’s Ministry Leadership. I am committed to serving alongside women who long to be transformed by the hope and healing God provides through his truth.

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