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Living on the Dregs

It has been so cool here that hot tea has been in order.  Yum! Yum!  Hot strong tea with some sugar and lots of cream.  One of my favorite drinks.  I like my tea strong, no watery beige color for m, but deep and dark.

Dora’s comment on the post Koinonia – Fellowship got me to thinking.

How often do believers try to live life with the dregs of a past fellowship with the Lord?

When was the last time you really desired to study your Bible and pray? Actually before a crisis?

Do you look forward to gathering with fellow church members to study God’s Word?  Or do you dread going to church?

Are you so eager to fellowship with others and the Lord that you are early or just dragging in, bidding your time until you can move on to the next (more important) thing on the agenda?

Are you reusing the tea bag over and over again until you have to convince yourself that it really is tea and not water?

Our Christian lives should be strong and robust, not just a hint of a Christian life.

Are you living on the dregs of a past relationship?


Koinonia – Fellowship

True Community: The Biblical Practice of Koinonia [Kindle Edition] – by Jerry Bridges – Free for a limited time

This is fellowship: sharing with one another what God is teaching through the Scriptures, and this is an important part of true community.   …

Because we are partners in the gospel, we need to share with one another, realizing that we are not owners but only stewards of the possessions God has entrusted (not given, but entrusted) to us.  …

we cannot have meaningful fellowship with one another unless we are individually experiencing vital fellowship with God.

Those quotes from True Community  highlight the importance of fellowship and how it is much, much more than eating a meal with other believers.  If you are eating a meal together and discussing the latest football game it is not fellowship and should not be called such.  Fellowship is sharing with other believers our life in Christ, sharing what we are learning and working together to glorify God.  If we are not fellowshipping with the Lord in the Word, prayer and worship on our own, we cannot have meaningful fellowship with other believers.

{Be sure to get the book while it is free!}