This topic is specially written from my heart to the family of God; to those of us who are the “called-out” that is, if we really dare to be called by our identity as Christians (God’s very own people created for good works) as in (Ephesians 2:10) “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them”
By words of reminder, for many times we are forgetful creatures as in (2 Peter 1:12-13) “Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth. Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance.”
Ponder awhile dear brethren, why proudly stick to the identity of a Christian (follower of God) when we do not have the same mind and concern for the things that are spiritual?
I wonder very much why we take the name of being a Christian so lightly, without counting the cost of it? Our Lord hath redeemed us through His blood, for without the shedding of blood, there is no sacrifice. Does that make us all grateful to Him for saving us from destruction and to give us a promise of eternal life?
What can we tell God then? “God, thank you for saving me and giving me the hope of salvation in Christ Jesus”. After that, what then? By just merely attending worship services on Sundays only, will not make us faithful Christians if, that is the only time we have for Him!
How can we Christians grow closer to God? It takes effort and time involved in serving Him. The Church is the body of Christ; we are members one of another, thus we need one another to be uplifted, and involved in the work of the Lord.
Why let only a few people do the work and others just come and go each week, without coming together in unity to strengthen one another?
(Psalm 133:1) “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”
We know brethren, the concept of a physical family being closely knitted together; how about this concept in spiritual being together to come and do things together more often, with unity and support? I appeal to you brethren that more of us involve ourselves together in serving a living God who wants our spiritual-beings to be strengthened more, by assembling and doing things together for a purpose: and that purpose is, “more hands, less work”. How then can we walk in love and build up one another, if we do not come together to do things together as we would do in the physical family of ours? We need more members to participate! We need more man-power to do personal work in troops, not only a few (more members, less time involved to accomplish a task to be done) We need YOU, and me! Come, let us come together in unity (Psalms 133:1) and strength.
A COMMON LOVE
A common love for each other,
A common gift to the Savior,
A common bond holding us
To the Lord.
A common strength when we’re weary
A common hope for tomorrow,
A common joy in the truth
Of God’s Word.