1 Thessalonians 5:11 (KJV)

Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (KJV)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Castaways are by Choice

Sometimes, “Do you feel as though you are alone on an island?”
Today, more people are feeling isolated than any time in our history.
People are not really getting connected for any meaningful purpose.
Men are still projecting I am "OK" or I don't need anybody image.
Sure, we have casual friends and we have busy lives, maybe too busy.
Some of us pursue relief and comfort outside of God’s plan,
that only provides a greater division in our relationships.
As examples; some of us busy ourselves in work, or sports,
or a hobby that avoids dealing with life’s disappointments.
These diversions are not helping anyone spiritually or relationally.
Most men are not connecting on an honest level with other men.
Brothers relating to brothers, that is how God wants us to be.
Caring about a brother and feeling that a brother cares about you.
Buddy System; watching each other’s back, praying for your buddy,
encouraging your buddy, and sharing some activities together.
Brothers helping each other to be the man, God wants us to be.
When one brother shows he cares about a another brother,
this encourages that brother to care more for his brothers.
What goes around comes around and the more we reach out to our
brothers the more we will receive from God and from our brothers.
You can develop good bonding between brothers through team work
in a church activity or an outreach project or offer to help a brother.
A few examples are church ushers, housekeeping, ride sharing,
painting, repair projects or any shared worthwhile activity.
This bonding between two or more brothers sharing their time
with each other is a great morale booster to all the brothers.
This is what a congregation family is about, caring about each
other and be forgiving of your brothers rough spots with love.
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love;
give preference to one another in honor. (Rom. 12:10 NASB)
Brotherly Love is too be devoted to other Christians with a family
type of love, that is not based on our personal attraction.
Too show genuine appreciation for fellow believers by serving them.
Who has got your back? Reach out until you’re a brother’s buddy!
Just spend a little time with a brother and find a really good friend.
“Do not become an island or a Castaway, be God's connection."

2 comments:

  1. Thank you brother George for making our real responsibilities so vivid and the need to "walk the talk".

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