I am so thankful that God did not create us to live this life on our own. He created us for fellowship in community. We were meant to do life together. Christ promised us that when we gather in His Name, He would be present with us.

“For where two or three gather in My Name, there I am with them.” – (Matthew 18:20, NIV)

Though His Spirit dwells in the heart of all who believe, there is a powerful presence that is more readily experienced in community as we gather together, united in purpose, rather than seeking Him on our own. Additionally, His hands, heart and voice are often made tangible through those with whom we gather. He utilizes each of us to express His heart for those around us, and that would be missed if we were not invested in community. May we make the most of every opportunity to invest in the body of Christ, and gather together with others in His Holy Name.

As we choose gather,Called to Come Together

in the Lord’s great Name;

His presence is clear,

and love is made plain.

God’s heart for people,

is good and it’s kind;

He brings help and hope,

where hurt makes us blind.

Gather whenever,

the options arise;

there’s nothing greater,

than hope realized.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that when two or three of us gather in Your Name, You have promised to be present. Thank You that though we have Your Spirit in us, always, there is something special in the presence You provide when we gather together with other believers. Forgive us for thinking that we are too busy, or that we can handle things on our own. Teach us to trust You and Your Spirit in others within our community whom You have placed in our lives to walk beside. Lead us to love others in a way that provides help and hope where it is needed most. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we gather in Your Name, and give You thanks for Your faithfulness to be present. Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present.

When times are good, be happy. – Ecclesiastes 7:14

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