Day 14: Breakthrough In Strengthening Relationships In My Church Family
And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.
My Breakthrough Thought:
If you have followed the history of the church, you find that God ordained the idea of a community gathering to worship Him. What started out in a single tent became a single temple and eventually became a movement of people. The call to build the church was never intended to stay just a Jewish thing. It was meant to point to be for all people.
There is nothing more beautiful and more enduring than the local church. What makes the church special isn’t the building it meets in, but rather the community of hope that Jesus is building. You are a part of what Jesus is building. Peter, the one Jesus commissioned to initiate the church, understood exactly what Jesus was building. He declared this about Jesus’ church:
“you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.”
We are the building blocks of the church today. Every facility that is built and every ministry that is created is simply a tool to reaching more people with the Gospel. Not only are we called to build the church, but we are called to BE the church. That means we share in building God’s House. This is not just in honoring God with our tithe and talents, but it’s a call to share our hope with friends, neighbors, classmates, and those around us.
The only thing that will last for all eternity will be the investment you are making in the church. The greatest treasure you will find is knowing that God is using you to impact someone else’s eternity! That’s what we are called to build.
My Breakthrough Prayer Today:
Jesus, you have placed me into my spiritual family. I am grateful to be a part of the Mannahouse family and do pray that you would cover our entire family with your grace, mercy and love. Please unite us together. Strengthen us. Protect us. Guide us. Empower us. Bless us. Let us become all that you have destined us to be; a church for the journey.”
Psalm 133:1-3; Matthew 18:20; Romans 12:9-21; 1 Corinthians 1:10, 12:25-27; Hebrews 10:25; 1 Thessalonians 5:14;
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