The Devoted Life
You are the apple of God’s eye and greatly favored by Him because of His Son Jesus Christ and it is only through Him that we have access unto the heavenly. Truly He is our great High Priest and our Mediator. You need to keep reminding yourself that you are not a small person but a man/woman of great influence and it is all because of Jesus.
As you read this letter, I want you to reflect on the life the first church lived. In Acts 2:42, “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.” I want to stress that the first church was a church that not only devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, breaking of bread and prayers but they had constant fellowship with one another. In fact, the Bible says, that they devoted themselves to doing so. In other words, they were committed to; they gave priority to and set their heart upon having fellowship.
Fellowship is an important part for the growth of the church. We know how the first church was passionate for God, served God with great zeal, moved with great power and impacted lives of people around. They devoted themselves. If we want to see God’s power in our lives and taste of His favor, we too need to live dedicated, devoted lives keeping Him as the center of all that we say and do. ‘They dedicated themselves to fellowship’ means that they constantly met one another. In Hebrews 10:25,”not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” He says not to neglect meeting each other.
What are the benefits when we fellowship with Godly people? Firstly, the zeal or faith rubs on to each other. Joshua fellowshipped with Moses, Elisha fellowshipped with Elijah and we know how their lives were impacted. Secondly, by fellowshipping with one another and keeping the company of God fearing people in times when you feel low, you receive encouragement. Thirdly, you know that there are people that are supporting you with prayers. Fellowshipping or meeting each other is one of the principles of growing deeper in God. As I have said before your prayer life, Word life and fellowship life play a very important role in your growth as a Christian. Never neglect any one of them. They all three play a role in your life.
Therefore I encourage you no matter how busy you are in the world do not neglect meeting fellow Christians who can stir you up in growing deeper in God. Matthew 6:33 says “Seek first the kingdom of God.” Let your desire always be to grow in God and let no other desire that the world offers grip you; and by doing so you would experience a deeper walk in God.