God is so good. Today I was hit with the same message from Pat Robertson of the 700 club which my husband asked me to listen to. He receives messages from him on occasion. Also while listening to Johnathon Farwell this morning. The messages were talking about teaming together, pressing in, working as one. As Pastor Robertson put it, we as Christians have only gone half way. We must continue to press in and keep doing the work of the Lord as he so desires for us to do.
Pastor Farwell talked of something I've seen in every church I've ever attended, and that is how you can have Christians in the church that avoid one another. They will go out of their way to avoid certian individuals. How sad is that. We are suppose to be a family. We are all related. We are all one family in Christ. Why do we do this to one another?
I know of people who no longer attend church because of the attitudes of others, the judging of others. Thank heavens for pod casts, and internet programs where these people can still get the messages and get into the word. But think of how much more beneficial it is for individuals to be in the church, to mingle and get to know other members to feed off of one another.
Being a team, being a family, that's what God wants. He wants to see us come together, to work together, to smile and laugh with one another, to lead others to Him! We can do this people! We can overcome our downfalls of judgment of others, jealousy, hatred, what ever the bondage may be, we can and will overcome!
Let's make it a goal to get to know our neighbors be it in church or at home. Team work! That isn't asking to much. Remember the fruits of the spirit in Galations 5:22.