4: 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. 7 But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. 8 This is why it says: “When he ascended on high, he took many captives and gave gifts to his people.”
The world is looking for a system that will accept people of all different types, styles, backgrounds. They are looking for something that allows people to be accepted in all of their difficulties and uniqueness. Guess what? We have it. 🙂
We have everything the world deep down wants, yet they are working hard to deny the truth. This is both encouraging and sad. The world wants unity, but Scripture tells us that it can only come through the Spirit. The world wants acceptance, but Scripture tells us that it can only come through the Spirit. We can all be the picture of love, community, fellowship, and acceptance, if we allow it.
I said it’s both encouraging and sad because we have an incredible potential but have been forsaking it. When we act within the New Commandment (John 13:35) those who are being drawn by God will gravitate towards us: “by this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Let’s love one another so the world knows we are His! The Church can be like a bug zapper… the flies of the world are drawn to the intense light because it’s within their nature… then they get too close and *ZAP* suckers accidentally stumbled upon their flesh dying. The good news is we are a special bug zapper that allows them to come back as butterflies!! Weird analogy, but since I typed it I cannot erase it. There’s literally no way. Seriously. That’s science.
Spend 1-2 minutes thanking God that you have found a home in Christ. Thanking Him that you don’t have to relentlessly seek a family. If you want it, it’s here. Then spend 2-3 minutes asking God to get rid of your fleshly fear of connecting with people and building a relationship. Also ask Him to get rid of your desire to be isolated… it is from your flesh.
Have you done it yet? Have you found at least one person you can connect with and build a relationship with? Finding a believer to build a deep relationship with is setting you up for evangelism and ministry. If you don’t have any “family” type believers then that’s the first step. Otherwise you will find it near impossible to build a relationship with an unbeliever so that you can hopefully lead them to the truth.
I dunno if I need to be more blatant: I want fellowship, community, and to be able to help you in more ways than just these devotions. If you are looking for a family and can’t find one… you’re reading words written by someone who wants to help you find fellowship. Reach out. 🙂 We are here! There’s many different types of people not just David (the weirdo writing these).