Friday, August 22, 2014
We Are To Help Each Other With Our Faith
In review of Romans 1:12 it says, “I mean that I want us to help each other with the faith we have. Your faith will help me, and my faith will help you.”
We need to help each other by sharing our faith and how God has worked in our lives. This will end up being an additional blessing in our lives.
What this means to me:
I should have the strong desire to have others around me in life in which we can share each others faith and how God is working in our lives. This will help to encourage and be a blessing to each other. What I’m learning is that in an authentic Christian fellowship, people should experience a mutual dependency. This mutuality is the art of giving and receiving; it’s a dependence on each other. The Bible says, “The way God designed our bodies is a model for understanding our lives together as a church: every part dependent on every other part” (1 Corinthians 12:25 MSG).
Mutuality is the heart of fellowship; building reciprocal relationships, sharing responsibilities, and helping each other. Paul said, “I mean that I want us to help each other with the faith we have. Your faith will help me, and my faith will help you” (Romans 1:12 NCV).
I can be more consistent in my faith when others walk with and encourage me. The Bible commands mutual accountability, mutual encouragement, mutual serving, and mutual honoring. More than 50 times in the New Testament we’re commanded to do different tasks for “one another” and “each other.” The Bible says, “Make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification” (Romans 14:19 NIV).
I am not responsible for everyone in the Body of Christ, however, I am responsible to them. God expects me to do whatever I can to help them.
I need to consider who I could call when a need arises? I also need to consider who could call on me? I want to make sure that I’m playing an integral part within the Body of Christ in my congregation. Today I will consider how I can anticipate a need for someone I know this coming week and take action to do it.
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