Tuesday, August 31, 2010

August 31, 2010

"Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved." Acts 2:46-47
I am getting ready to head out to Williamsburg to lead a meeting of pastors. Following a quick lunch I will head back to Fredericksburg to change clothes and travel to Staunton for a funeral visitation. On the round-trip to Williamsburg I will enjoy the company of Pastor Colin. When I get to Staunton I will do my best to comfort the Tippeys and Loura's grieving family.
Tomorrow I will head back to Staunton to attend the funeral.
Our faith is a sharing faith. Our faith is meant to be lived in close communion with Christ and with followers of Christ. Just as God put us in family units he places His people in families called local churches.
The power of the Early Church was how well they did life together. Their commitment to Christ was demonstrated in how they cared for one another. In fact, they did life together so well that others wanted in. Lonely people wanted in. Lost people wanted in. And people were getting saved on a daily basis.
I have been blessed to be part of a fellowship like that. It is good! Real good! I long to be used by God to develop a fellowship like that at FredWes. No, it isn't easy and it doesn't happen quickly. But it can happen and - I believe it is beginning to happen!
Will you help me? Will you chase God in your own spiritual life? Will you share life with those God has placed you with in our local church? Will you begin today? Will you pray for Rich and Loura and her family?
I am so thankful I get to do life with you! I look forward to God adding lonely people and lost people to our fellowship because of the way we love God together and the way we love each other!