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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Spiritual Journey Thursday - Community

 
     THANK YOU to Carol Varsalona (@cvarsalona) for enhancing and framing the Spiritual Journey Thursday meme!!  Carol is part of the amazing blogging and Twitter community that encourages, teaches, creates, and writes.  I look forward to Thursdays because I learn so much from those who link up.
 
The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone..." -Genesis 2:18a
 
 
     Last week in our Truth Project small group session, we talked about God's plan for the social order.  I've heard a lot about the Trinity as a Christian, and I've had limited understanding of it since I'm merely human.  It's hard to grasp that someone/thing can be one and three at the same time.  After Thursday's session, though, I had a better understanding of what it means, and I loved it.
 
     I am not going to do justice to the concept in just a blog post, but I'm going to try to communicate what I understood to be true from the hour video we watched.  God Himself is a community.  Fellowship is inherent in His being.  Yes, he is one God, but within this essence, He is three.  Likewise, God stamped His design on us and endorses the importance of community in family, the church, government, school, and the world.  Because it is in HIS nature to abide in community, it is also in ours.  Isn't that amazing?!  Even when we think we are alone, we only need to look to the perfect fellowship that is God and the Trinity.  We already have a relationship with Him.
 
“Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” - Matthew 18:19-20
 
    I love the idea that even this Spiritual Journey Thursday link-up has become a community.  We share our spiritual journeys, even when it feels risky.  We ask for prayers and pray.  We encourage and support.  It is true.  It is not good for man to be alone.  We crave community because God gave us the desire to be more than our individual selves.  We are to gather in His name...