Puppy love

Posted: July 6, 2015 in christian living, ecclesia, Jesus

Fellowship with other believers is not like puppy love.  In fact, it is more like the type of long suffering that is required in a marriage.  It is easier to get along with saints who we only talk to on the phone or internet once in a while or meet with a few times here and there.  It is something completely different to commit to a group of saints for regular fellowship, teaching one another, and breaking of bread, bearing each others burdens and letting love cover over a multiple of sins.

It is a great blessing in the Christian life to gather together with other saints regularly to encourage one another and to build each other up in the Lord.  My heart for any wilderness saints out there is for them to experience these things for themselves in real life.  Many can’t make it past the first minor conflict or difference in understanding though.

Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. -Colossians 3:12

 

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Comments
  1. unicorncoat says:

    Apparently I’ve liked this post before but thought I would comment after rereading it. I completely agree and have been there myself being in a small group after being called away from mainstream churches. I hope and pray we can get to this point, looking past our own expectations of what fellowship is and turning to what God expects of us all; to love and serve others before ourselves.
    Thanks again for this reminder!

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