Share your life, it is better that way.
Luke 9 v 1-6 “When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal those who were ill. He told them: ‘Take nothing for the journey – no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra shirt. Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town. If people do not welcome you, leave their town and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.’ So they set out and went from village to village, proclaiming the good news and healing people everywhere.”
They came to Jesus together. Maybe community is more important to Jesus than it has been for us. Maybe our calling and our destiny is better discovered and expressed through community than trying to convince a community of our individual, personal revelation of the ministry Jesus wants us to do.
They received from Jesus together. Maybe ‘bless me’ should be changed to ‘bless us’ and ‘fill me’ changed to ‘fill us’ and so on. Perhaps if we are singing songs together then we should sing songs more about us rather than me. There is a place for personal worship but perhaps the powerful moments are also in the understanding that Jesus wants to pour out His Spirit on us.
They were sent out to proclaim and to heal together. Maybe we were never meant to go it alone. Maybe proclaiming and healing is just too much for an individual anointed one man/woman band. Maybe there are too many temptations for stardom. If the team conquer Everest it’s not important which foot got there first, the team did. Could it be the gospel was meant to be shared together and when we pray for the sick that it should be done at least with another?
They set out together. Going on a trip together makes the trip reach its fullest potential. I went for petrol the other day and a group of men were buying drinks and crisps and chocolate and they were in high spirits as their car was being filled for the journey. The shop assistant asked where they were going and they said, “A road trip to the city” and they were the happiest people I saw in that petrol station. Why? They were setting out together.
I know I have posed a lot of maybes.
However, maybe, together is super important.
How are your horizontal relationships? Who are you walking with? Who is holding you accountable and who is laughing with you? Share your life, its better that way.