DAY 7 FAMILY: BEING TOGETHER

From the beginning of the Church, being together often was the norm. Acts 2:46 states, “Every day they devoted themselves to meeting together in the temple complex, and broke bread from house to house.” It’s not so much about where they met, but that they were “devoted” to being together to worship God, to learn His Word, to celebrate His love, to serve one another, and to be equipped for the mission. It doesn’t appear from the text that they viewed meeting together as a duty or optional. How is this possible? Surely they woke up some days and said to themselves, “I really don’t feel like going to “church” today.” This scripture is a brief description, and because they were just people, they had to have dealt with struggles to press into community because of tiredness, relational challenges, and simply a desire to do something else. However, their devotion to one another overflowed from God’s devotion to them. The result? Beautiful, transformational community where the Lord added daily to the number of those who were being saved! Maybe you’re struggling this morning. Let’s gather today expecting God to move among us. Let’s talk to God and push into what He has for us. And not just on Sundays, but every single day living in close community as God’s family.