Working Together

The church–
it’s a beautiful thing when you see;
so many people
with different gifts and skills
working together.
Sunday’s are one of my favorite days of the week!
It’s a day when regular, ordinary people come together
put their selfish ambitions aside
and seek to serve those around them.
Are they perfect?
Nope, far from it.
Do they have it all figured out?
Not at all, they, just like me, are figuring it out day by day.
Do we fall short?
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of GodRomans 3:23 NIV
But it is in our humanity,
our frailty,
that great things happen
when we seek to set aside our selfish ambition
and work together.
If you’ve gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you, if you have a heart, if you care— then do me a favor: Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends. Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand. Philippians 2:1-4 The Message
Today is a new day…don’t let it slip by without taking some time to truly seek community with like-minded men and women who are striving to be more like Christ. 
They aren’t perfect, I can guarantee you that, but…
if they are;
really seeking to serve those around them, and 
it’s a place you can grow in, then 
find yourself a church, and 
get plugged in!
This is absolutely the perfect time of year to find a community of people that you can do life and ministry with.  
It’s not always easy, I know that, but take the step…
one day at a time!
PS – If you have some past church “hurts” then I’ve got a fantastic book that I am doing a review on this week that deals with this very issue!  It was a huge blessing for me and if you are still processing from some church “hurts” then this will be good timing for you.
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