Walking in Unity
This Easter 2016 was fun seeing on social media, the many photos of people enjoying the holiday together as family and friends. It made me think how important it is to have an authentic community in all our lives.
Moving around every two years or so when my husband Pat was active duty military offered many challenges. It was before cell phones, e-mail and social media. How did I meet people? I had to be purposeful and intentional.
I would bake (anyone who knows me will know this is so NOT me) and knock and deliver fresh chocolate chip cookies to my neighbors. I would initiate friendships with people I met at church, and the first week in a church I always signed up and volunteered looking for ways to get involved in the church family. It doesn’t take long to connect, it takes intentional commitment.
In Acts 2:42-47 we see a beautiful snapshot of just how important it is to build an authentic community among the family and friends that God has brought into our life. It is both rewarding and fulfilling to have an authentic community to enjoy downtime together to eat, laugh and relax.
Acts 2:44 says, “All the believers were together and had everything in common.” Decide you are going to walk in unity with one another, let the love of God flow through you and have a strong commitment to put the interest of others before your own. It is fun when you can flow in mutual support, respect, unity.
Enjoy the benefits of building authentic community as you enjoy this spring season.
For His Kingdom,