John 13:34–35 (Listen)
34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Jesus commands us to love as He loved us. This isn’t only for the benefit of ourselves, but to the world. This is an opportunity for us to demonstrate what it means to live and breathe Christ. People will know we are disciples of the One, true, living God by our conduct. Just as we put pride in reppin’ our favorite sports team, we should be demonstrating even more care and fandom in our God.
Challenge: Plan a recurring meal or coffee with fellow believers. This is a good way to share life stories, pray together, build relationships, and develop accountability.
Reflection: What is keeping you from having a consistent community? Ask God to help you navigate the potential barriers and allow Him to use those around you to find consistency in community.