Let’s Go!

And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 25Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

Hebrews 10:24-25 KJV

“If you missed Saturday morning prayer, you missed it!” exclaimed the minister in his excitement on Sunday morning. Our church gathers Saturdays at 9:00 AM for corporate prayer. This is a time when we come together to pray for each other, current events, and our community as a collective body. We typically end by praying for church services on Sunday. It is always an impactful time. However, the attendance is much lower than Sunday services. Of course, there are plenty of reasons why some cannot make it to Saturday morning prayer. After all, it is the one day to sleep in, get things done, and run errands, right?!

God tells us that we are “considering” one another when we gather together, whether for prayer, church, serving, or even Connect Groups. We encourage one another to love and do good deeds. Saints, do you realize that you may be carrying someone else’s answer, miracle, or instruction? Better yet, someone else may be carrying your answer or miracle! When we gather together, there is a tangible presence and energy that encourages us to obey, believe, and even act! And as the times get darker, we are to gather even more. We must continue to connect as the Body of Christ. Any single team member can work out, do drills, or practice on their own. Still, excellence, correct execution, and confidence are built when practices, rehearsals, or collaborations are done together in a shared space – as a team. At some point, there must be a gathering for excellent execution.

We prioritize what is important to us. I encourage you to make gathering for prayer, serving, attending Connect Groups, as well as attending church a priority for you and your family.

Reflect

There are several ways to gather, and if you are not gathering, you should. Here are some ideas for you to consider. Join a Connect Group or the Dream Team of volunteers. Invite someone to your Connect Group. Commit to attending corporate prayer on Saturday.

Prayer

Father God, I acknowledge that not everyone sees things my way, which frustrates me at times. I usually prefer to be with people who think and behave like me. I feel safest with that group. I ask you to help push me out of my comfort zone to grow together with others, and my experiences will be richer, deeper, and more spirit-filled in Jesus’ name.

Upcoming Connect 21 Events

  1. Saturday Morning Prayer (Jan 29th @ 9 am at The Way UMC – Latimer Hall) More Details
  2. Sunday Morning Service (Jan 30rd @ 10 am at River Ridge High School)