When the alarm rings at 5:30 in the morning, reminding me to get up and walk the indoor track at the high school, it’s not the highlight of my day; but I do it for the health benefits. This morning felt every bit like a Monday morning as I began the walk. But part way through the first lap, some friends arrived and joined us for a few laps, talking and catching up. When they exited the track after a couple of laps, another friend jumped in for a few laps and some conversation. Before we knew it, our time was up and the walk was done. What a difference it made to be joined by friends on the walk!
Jesus talks in Hebrews about that same concept of being together with others on the faith journey. “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another.” God did not design us to travel life alone but to “encourage one another.” He urges us to meet and to motivate one another to become more Christ-like in our words and actions . . . to do life together.
Grace Groups are a great place to experience life together with others. A Grace Group is a place to be real and seek God’s word together for wisdom and encouragement on how to live life to the fullest; a place to experience fellowship. God created us to be in fellowship with Him but also with one another along this journey called life. Are you connected? Have you made it a priority to meet with others who can “spur you on”? Have you identified others YOU can encourage as they move along on their faith journey? Are you in a Grace Group? Maybe today is your day to stop doing life alone and try a group!
If you are in the Wooster area and are interested in joining a group here at Grace, fill out the form here to get the ball rolling! Regardless, it is vital to experience biblical fellowship!