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Don’t walk alone

Jesus sent His disciples out two by two. Mark 6:7

Ecclesiastes tells us that a cord of three is not quickly broken. Ecc. 4:12b

David had his friend, Jonathan.

1 Sam. 20

Naomi had Ruth.

Ruth 1:16-17

God’s Word refers to us as His sheep. Psalm 100:3

Sheep are a herd animal.

It’s not a mistake or an oversight that mankind needs one another.

And those who call themselves by the name of Christ should be mindful of this need.

At no time are we to walk alone.

Yes, each one of us needs to be quiet and alone with God on a regular basis.

That is completely different from walking alone.

Scripture clearly teaches we are not to forsake the assembly.

Heb. 10:25

We need our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.

And they need us.

A true disciple of Christ is discipling others as well as allowing their own hearts and lives to be poured into.

A healthy walk with Jesus includes others.

It’s a reflection of true friendship, a give and a take.

It should also be transparent.

A relationship where one or both members are fake or shallow will never grow into anything healthy and beneficial.

Like the sunshine through the autumn leaves, so should the heart be with Jesus and at least one other mature Christ follower.

Because this world is difficult and there is an enemy.

To segregate oneself from all others can be very dangerous.

But the cord of three is not quickly broken.

Especially when one of the pieces wrapped around the other two

is

Jesus.

Dear Lord Jesus,

Thank You for the reminder that You gave us others to walk with. Thank You that I have several people in my life who support and love me while I walk with You. Father, please continue to teach and train me, that I might walk with others and disciple those You have placed in my life. Thank You so much for all You are and all You do. Jesus, may Your name be praised!

Living in prayer

“I’ll pray for that.”

It’s something which often comes through my lips.

And my heart’s cry to the Lord is to follow through and spend time in prayer for each and every request.

Infact it was prayer time this morning, before my day has begun when the Lord brought to mind a truth.

Time spent in prayer is the most important thing I do.

Nothing is as eternal.

Because really my personal abilities compared to God is insignificant.

Yet my time spent with Him,

that’s life changing.

Why?

Because it’s not about what I do.

It’s about how the journey shapes who I am in Him.

There’s no secret to my time with the Lord.

We chat.

I tell Him about my concerns or my fears.

I tell Him about my experiences and expectations.

I lift up those around me for many things, but mostly that each person would come to know Him more fully.

I talk about my grief caused by a world saturated with sin and I lift up the innocent to Him.

I talk with the LORD about my desires for our garden.

I speak with Him about each member of my family.

I thank Him for…

He listens.

He talks to me about trust.

He tells me about those around me and how to pray specifically for the individual.

He tells me how He feels about me.

He reminds me of Who He really is.

He comforts me and tells me of grace.

He walks with me and tells me to leave all my desires and plans in His hands.

He tells me He is carrying me.

He reminds me that this is not my permanent home.

More than anything, I have such joy in simply spending time together.

My time with the LORD is very precious.

Truly, there’s nothing I value more than living with the LORD in prayer.

And as I step into another day, working to live, I’ll be praying.