We were created for Community.
Sometimes, it may seem easier and safer to think that it would be nice to live on a deserted island all alone. Of course, I would only want to be on this island if someone dropped off a nice latte everyday.
As a extrovert, I LOVE people. I love being around anyone, even if it is simply at the coffee shop down the road.
But sometimes, even for THIS extrovert, the word community can scare me.
( I wonder if you ever feel this tug of fear in the word community?)
Community means letting people in. Opening the door and letting people in can be scary. What if they see the cobwebs, the dust I missed, the unwashed dishes in the sink?
What if I hurt them? What if they hurt me?
God created man to not be alone. That’s how our sister Eve came into this world. God said it was not good for man to be alone. No desert island living for us.
The early church in Acts had a God sized dream to spread the new movement of Christianity across the world. And they did that by being a community. Together.
Acts 2:44 says, ” and all who believed were together and had all things in common”… and day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts.
The believers accomplished their God-sized dream together. We can accomplish our God-sized dreams together. Letting each part of the beautiful body of Christ play a part can cause us to come alive in community.
Since 2012, when I established my dream, Coming Alive Ministries, I have learned more about the value of community. Letting people in the community called Coming Alive Ministries has allowed me to see God move in huge ways.
Dreams are much more fun in community! (<====tweet this.)
What God is doing spreads in community.
And community can get messy at times. There are times the humanness of our hearts will cause us fail others in community.
There are times those we enter into community with will hurt us.
However, when the message of Jesus is the center of the mess of community, it magnifies the Messiah. (<====tweet this.)
How is God calling you to enter into community today, even if you are afraid?
Shared By: Jenn Hand
photo credit: MissMessle