Why do we come together on Sundays?
Many of us spend our lives isolated in our life bubbles. We sit in cubicles, hidden behind our computer screens endlessly tapping away at our keyboards. We work at home, trying to keep some semblance of organization in an otherwise chaotic house, managing schedules and meal times. We spend our lives behind the wheel of our cars, moving kids from one place to another.
Whatever your life bubble is, when you stop and look at the last 7 days of your life, you will likely see that although you have encountered a lot of people, you haven't had too many meaningful conversations.
That's what the enemy wants. He wants us to fail at our relationships. He wants us to be isolated from the rest of the world. In our isolation, he can whisper lies in our ear, and without friends, family, and loved ones to help guide us, we believe the lies. We look at ourselves in the mirror and we see sin, guilt, shame, and all the things that make us weak and worse than everyone else.
If we aren't in God's Word. If we aren't actively seeking God, and we aren't getting around people who can build us up, then we are doomed to believe the enemy's lies.
Hebrews 10:25 (NLT)
And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.
We need relationship. We need each other. We need a place we can go to escape the isolation of the world and the lies of the enemy.
When we come together with other believers, we encounter Jesus with each other. We can hear from, and speak to him.
Our first connection point to the source is being together.
When we come together we are part of God's body. We encourage and equip each other.
As Blake said last Sunday,
When we are together, God's love is tangible, God's power is evident, God's presence is experienced.
When we come together, we experience truth. In that truth, we find the strength to carry on. We find the love we are seeking. We feel the power of God in our lives, and when that happens, there is no room for the lies of the enemy. We fill our lives, and our heart, with the light, and there is no room for the darkness.
Join again on Sunday when we further our understanding of how we connect to the source. Come be encouraged. Come out of your life bubble and join us. Come together.