Community Is What You Make of It

The title of this blog says it all... community is what you make of it.  If you are interested in truly investing in the lives of others, taking the time to gather together to bless, pray, learn and commune on a regular basis, community will be fulfilling and awesome... the way God intends.

On the other hand, if you are only willing to pop in when it is convenient, when things are going well, then you may never truly experience community the way God intends for His children.

A friend of mine puts it this way: 

"Community isn't an idea; it's real people, awkward, struggling, weird, different, funny, slow, arrogant, sheepish, humble, curious, skeptical, excitable. You get the idea. Jesus didn’t die to make cliques. He died and rose to form diverse communities."

Diverse and different is hard; it's messy.  Community won't happen on accident. It will take love, peace, patience, kindness, goodness... it will take the Holy Spirit.

Community is what you make of it, so make it worthwhile. Make the sacrifice of time and invest in the kind of biblical community that pleases the Father.

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