Teach and counsel each other // 25-01-22

“Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives.” Colossians‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭NLT‬‬

I’m not sure what message would be filling my life now if I hadn’t been surrounded by Christians who have taught and counselled me over the years? Being consistently present in church community has brought such stability to me, given me real identity, and a sense of belonging and direction in my life that I am so grateful to God for. I love being in the environment where the message of Christ is preached and lived out. It is rarely the most comfortable place to be, it rallies against the self-serving message of the age, but I have found it to be the richest way to live, discovering, just like Jesus said, that real life is found as I give it away, it is found in community that values each other! To all those who have spoken into my life, encouraged me to follow Jesus, given me words of wisdom and encouragement, and been there to hold me up when everything in me wanted to give up – thank you!! Lord, I am so grateful that I get to be part of Your Church, Your body. Show me what it means to play my part in community, understanding the value I bring, and the value I can show as an expression of Your love to this world. Amen 🙏🏼❤️