In my last article I finished mentioning Acts 4:32 and commented that “We are family, we are one.” I began to think and picture how the church looked in Acts 4 – meeting in different houses, sharing with one another and walking in one accord, but I remembered one thing, they too were humans they were not angels but Christ had become their cornerstone. Matthew 21:42 Jesus said to the chief priests, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: The stone, which the builders have rejected, has become the cornerstone. This was the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?”
The Christians in the book of Acts still had fights and disputes amongst each other BUT this did not derail them on being built upon Christ and living in Agape love.
Every day I thank God for the life of my immediate family amongst many other things. In this day and age it’s so easy to get caught up in the pressures of life, responsibilities and tasks of the day, we rarely get a chance to spend time with our parents, siblings, aunties, uncles, cousins and so forth. But finding time to do this is very important.
For me personally I have family time and homegroup as my most important time for the week. My focus in this article is the importance of homegroup. Homegroup is a group that you are assigned to in my local church, where you can have the opportunity to discuss the word, pray and fellowship with one another in a small and intimate setting; it is a training ground and a model of the early Church. For me homegroup is a time where I meet with others every week to be encouraged, to share testimonies, to laugh and truly be challenged on topics from the word. It is a fun time!!!
It’s this sort of time that shouldn’t be missed. When reflecting on that special time at homegroup I think of the passage in Hebrews 10:25a “not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together.” Time spent united as believers in fellowship is essential. I pondered on the other times in which sometimes go amiss in our busy schedule – morning devotions and quiet times. These times are crucial to our faith, yet sometimes we only give God a few seconds as we rush out the door. My devotional this week provoked me into saying “God wants to hear us!” He wants to spend time with us – family time as his children!
Let’s never be too busy for God. Let’s allow Him to work in us so we can be His life changing projects within this world He has placed us in.