Have you ever been to a bonfire?
It’s a beautiful thing to watch a giant bonfire burn on a cool, dark night in the middle of the woods. The logs are piled up keeping the massive flame roaring with life, giving warmth to everyone close by. What happens when you take one of the logs out of the fire and isolate it away from the others? It may burn for a little while, but eventually the flame will go out.
This is how it is for the Christian, especially a new believer. When we isolate ourselves from other Christians, our white hot faith will begin to smolder and may go completely cold.
In Acts 2, we get a glimpse of God’s plan for His people. Right after Peter preaches a sermon and 3,000 people are saved, we see these new believers doing life together. It says, “And all who believed were together and had all things in common… and day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes.” After they were saved, they began to do life together in community. They went to church together, ate good food together, encouraged each other, and were open and honest with each other. We need this, too!
Now that you are saved, you have been adopted into God’s family. When you stay connected to community, the flame in your heart will continue to burn bright forever.
- What is one way you can get connected with other Christians on a regular basis?
- What church will you get plugged into?
- Who is one Christian friend that you can do life with?