Now more than ever you may be feeling disconnected. You aren’t able to gather with friends and family and your church like you used to. You might even be feeling like the Psalmist who said in Psalm 42:4-5:
“My heart is breaking as I remember how it used to be; I walked among the crowds of worshippers, leading a great procession to the house of God, singing for joy and giving thanks amid the sound of a great celebration! Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again- my Savior and my God.”
Things are certainly different right now. However, we can still be intentional about how we are connecting with others through lifeGroup, lifeWorship and lifeServe, and living out a connecting lifestyle. Not only can we be intentional about those ways of growing in our relationship with Jesus and growing in our relationships with others, being intentional is the only way it is going to happen.
We can make it top priority in our life to build connections with those who do not know Jesus and help them to experience life change. We can make it top priority to be a part of a group of people who discuss what God is teaching them in His word and how they are going to respond to what He is saying. To build those relationships and care for one another and pray for each other. We can make it a top priority to engage in worship, not just watch the service, but interact and invite others to worship with you (even if you are apart). We can make it a top priority to serve others with the gifts that God has given us. What do you enjoy doing, what are you good at, how could you help someone else with those gifts. Don’t keep it to yourself, give your life away by serving others in love.
Our purpose, our mission, is to connect people to life in Jesus and that happens through each and every one of us. The ways in which you can be a part of doing that are through lifeGroup, lifeWorship and lifeServe. It may look different, but it is still vitally important. Are you missing one of these areas currently in your life?
Do you want to learn more about connecting to a lifeGroup? Have you taken a break from lifeGroup and now you are ready to jump back in? Send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org Are you missing someone you used to see? Invite them to your lifeGroup.
Are you interested in meeting 1:1 with someone or in a small group of 3 to grow in following Jesus? Email or call me. 608.217.9967 or 608.271.2811 x11
Do you want some tips on how to stay connected with worship opportunities? Reach out to me.
Are you looking for ways to use your gifts? Wanting to know more about opportunities to serve in the community or even with our ministry? Or even in discovering what your gifts are? Again… let me know I would love to help you make those discoveries.
One thing I know for sure, it won’t just happen. It will take you making it a priority and being intentional with following through. Put it on your calendar. Schedule it. Pray for God to show you what next step to take, and then take it.