It’s really hard to believe, but it has been over two years since the original Daniel Plan groups started! Our Thursday group has bonded and evolved. We have lost members and we have gained members. One thing that has remained consistent though is our dedication to healthy living. We support “one other”, help “one another” and love “one another”. It is the encouragement of the group that keeps me going when I get discouraged.
I think one of the things that really sticks with me is how we can support each other in other areas of our lives too. Sometimes it’s just an encouraging word, a hug or knowing someone is praying for you. We have a few that need our prayers and that is usually the case. I’m a firm believer in praying for others, even if we don’t know of any specific need. Life happens and we never know what someone else may be going through. This week, maybe we could choose one (or two!) friends each day and just pray for their health, their peace and their well-being. Prayer is such a powerful thing and we serve a God of miracles. He WANTS to hear from us and He wants to answer us. How can He help you?
In His light,
Encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today.” —Hebrews 3:13
The phrase “one another” is used fifty-eight times in the New Testament. It says love one another, care for one another, encourage one another, support one another, pray for one another, greet one another, and share with one another. The word support carries the idea of strengthening one another.
Help one another become more capable of facing the challenges of health and living for Christ.
So reach out for support, and also consider who needs support from you today. Biblical fellowship is a radical level of friendship and community that implies deep commitment out of genuine and joyful love for one another.
God wired us in such a way that we need each other. We get well in community. You need your coworkers, your family, the people who sit near you in church, the parents of your children’s friends—even if you don’t yet know their names, or even if you find them difficult at times.
Food for Thought: With a loving community of friends, you’ll be better able to cope with challenges like fatigue, fear, frustration, failure, depression, and despair. And most importantly, you won’t have to walk through them alone.