Posted: Saturday, November 14
I'm writing this devotion after spending the day talking with pastors from all over the country about what God is doing in their churches and cities. I feel stretched and encouraged... I feel sharpened.
Christians through fellowship and the exchange of ideas increase their effectiveness and improve their walk with Christ. Unfortunately sin causes us to run away from other believers when we need the sharpening the most.The absence of this kind of relationship with other Christians will eventually cause us to be dull. There are reasons the Bible puts such an emphasis on believers having the right kind of fellowship. We need each other.
We need to confess our sins to one another so we can be uplifted in love and grace. Set struggle is real and common. Staying in fellowship sharpens us in our resistance to sin. I need this; we all do.