Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:4-7

01 June 2009

Fellowship with Vitality

Last week at Bible study we were looking at Hebrews 10:24-25 which reads,

And let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together , as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

In discussing this we were talking about the importance of continuing to meet together as Christians and more over, the importance of making those times vital, valuable and worthwhile.

Which reminded me of a quote from Mother Teresa I heard on the radio recently - my Words of Encouragement for June.

Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbour…Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness - kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.

I think I have often considered the Hebrews passage quantitatively. But it has been very encouraging to think about not just the quantity of my fellowship with others but also the quality. And this is going to become a subject of much prayer for me. Because both are important.

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