Power of Fellowship
Updated: May 13
When God made Adam, He saw that it wasn’t good for him to be alone, and so He created Eve for companionship (among other reasons). When Jesus was 12 years old, Joseph and Mary- His earthly parents, thought He went missing. They later found Him in the temple listening to The Word of God from others, He was in fellowship with other Children of God. When Jesus was coming to the end of His earthly ministry, He brought His disciples together. He broke bread with them in what we now refer to The Lords Supper- another act of fellowship.
God’s plan for man was never for man to be alone (Genesis 2:18). Actually, one of the reasons for our creation is to fellowship with God as well (Genesis 6:9, Leviticus 26:12). What then are the values of fellowship?
Fellowship helps us live longer. Research from Harvard Women’s Health Watch shared that those who live without companions are 50% more likely to die prematurely.
Fellowship produces accountability. As Christians living in this world that isn’t our home, there’s a tendency to want to live contrary to How God has asked us to live (Romans 12: 9-21). Having the right fellowship of people who will correct you, when wrong, can help you stay on track.
Fellowship promotes growth, individually and collectively. The Bible reminds us that 1 can chase 1,000, but 2 can put 10,000 to flight (Joshua 23:10). The value of multiplication is exponential for all individual parties involved.
Fellowship is good, and it’s God’s desire that you fellowship with others. Now, in these trying times where in-person contacts are limited, using technology to stay connected is a blessing to many of us. With applications and features such as FaceTime, WhatsApp video, Zoom, WebEx, & Microsoft Teams, there are no limitations to virtual fellowship.
Find a fellowship of like-minded God-fearing people to do life with and let them in, love them, and watch God work wonders in your circle.