Getting Together with other Believers: RISK Night
Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near
-Hebrews 10:24-25 NLTse
God's Word, the Bible, encourages believers to get together so that we can encourage and motivate one another. It further says to not neglect meeting together.
What does this mean exactly?
It means exactly what the scripture says, but many may think that we can only meet at the church.
Believers can meet anywhere to fellowship and encourage one another. At church, at a home, a designated location or wherever the Lord places on the heart. The main thing is that we get together to encourage one another. We need that on a consistent basis.
You might ask the question 'what do we do when we meet?' 'Do we just sit and read our Bibles and pray?'
That's actually not a bad idea and actually our getting together to encourage one another should start with prayer and reading of the Word and then fellowship.
Gathering together with focus on Jesus is always an encouragement.
Last evening a few of us believers gathered together in the evening to eat some hot dogs and chili beans and play an all night game of Risk with movies playing in another area.
We had two game tables going to accommodate all who were partaking in the game. One game lasted from 9pm - 2am and the other continued until 4:10am.
Pretty crazy stuff, but everyone had a great time (from my assessment ;) BTW, congrats to Jared and James the winners of the Risk competition.
This time of gathering together not only fulfilled application of the Bible (Hebrews 10:24-25) but it also instilled on those present that God is totally ok with us having a great time together.
Have an awesome day, stay strong and if you haven't already done it, encourage someone today!