“Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came.” (From the sitcom, Cheers.)
We want to be known and recognized; we want a place where we belong. However, we should endeavor to make that place a community that radiates good vibes adds value and is positive. (Click here for Buy Naija Haul Video)
Whether our members meet together in homes, parks, or restaurants, the vision is for everyone to be part of a group with other individuals who are willing to support one another, to encourage one another, and to celebrate with one another.
Such groups reflect Paul’s desire for believers in Romans 12:5. We need people in our lives who are willing to share in the good and the bad, the ups and the downs.
No one should have to deal with a disease like cancer alone. No one should have to sit in a hospital waiting room alone while their spouse or child or parent is in surgery. No one should have to stand at an open grave alone. No one should have to go through a divorce alone.
Take a moment to assess the relationships in your life. Who really knows you? Who gets you? What risks do you need to take and what secrets do you need to share in order to improve the quality of your relationships? God wants you to connect to him and to his people and develop meaningful relationships. You‘ll never fully get the wind back in your sails until you do.