Daily Devotionals

October 08

Fellowship With the Faithful

Gloria Copeland
Shun youthful lusts and flee from them, and aim at and pursue righteousness...faith, love, [and] peace...in fellowship with all...who call upon the Lord out of a pure heart.

Living the Christian life was never meant to be done alone. Many people withdraw from taking the time to fellowship with other believers, because they become busy…they have hectic jobs, they move to a new town, life becomes stressful in many ways.

But being isolated will only lead you down the road to defeat.

If you want to live in victory, you need to fellowship with people who know God. Don’t try to fellowship with the world and live like an overcomer. It won’t work.

We get strength from one another. We also get weaknesses from one another. If you want to grow strong, find someone who is stronger in the Lord than you are and fellowship with them. They’ll bring you up.

On the other hand, if you fellowship with people who don’t live for God and trust His Word, they’ll bring you down. Don’t try to go to a church, for example, where people tell you healing has passed away and then try to live in divine health. It just doesn’t work.

Listen to me. Your very life depends on whom you fellowship with and where you go to church. Fellowship with people who are strong and walk in power, who preach God’s Word and get results when they pray.

You may have to take the initiative. You may be the one to introduce yourself. You may need to go shake hands with the pastor…not sit back and wait to see if he notices you. But go ahead. Invite people over for dinner. Go to the prayer meeting. Go to the Bible study. Go to church!

Fellowship with the faithful. If you do, it will help you be the one who ends up living in victory every day.

Speak the Word

I aim at and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace. I fellowship with all who call upon the Lord out of a pure heart. (2 Timothy 2:22, amp)

Scripture Study: Hebrews 10:22-25

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