Tuesday, August 19, 2008

True accountability

I don't know if anyone reads my blog on a consistent basis. And thats ok, but it is weird for me to write to myself. So I don't know how much longer I will do this blog thing :) Anyway, I had a great morning devotional and I wanted to share it. Hope whoever is reading has a GREAT day!

A Mutual Dependency
by Rick Warren

I mean that I want us to help each other with the faith we have. Your faith will help me, and my faith will help you. Romans 1:12 (NCV)

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In authentic Christian fellowship people should experience a mutual dependency. This mutuality is the art of giving and receiving; it’s depending on each other.

The Bible says, “The way God designed our bodies is a model for understanding our lives together as a church: every part dependent on every other part” (1 Corinthians 12:25 MSG).

Mutuality is the heart of fellowship: building reciprocal relationships, sharing responsibilities, and helping each other. Paul said, “I want us to help each other with the faith we have. Your faith will help me, and my faith will help you” (Romans 1:12 NCV).

All of us are more consistent in our faith when others walk with us and encourage us. The Bible commands mutual accountability, mutual encouragement, mutual serving, and mutual honoring.

Over fifty times in the New Testament we’re commanded to do different tasks for “one another” and “each other.” The Bible says, “Make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification” (Romans 14:19 NIV).

You are not responsible for everyone in the body of Christ, but you are responsible to them. God expects you do whatever you can to help them.


Kelly Moreton said...

i read your blog!

Rob and Erin said...

I love this devotional that you posted. I also read your blog and I love it! I certainly could use someone to encourage me at times in my walk and I just love that our church gets this concept and encourages people to be in small groups. Thanks for the post today it was great! I know how you feel about feeling like you are blogging to yourself and that you feel no one reads. At least people make comments on yours. And just know that I read it and am often inspired by it. BTW sorry I missed your call last night.

Amber said...

i read your blog! don't go away! you could, however, post some more pictures...that's always fun - and a good way to ensure that everyone comes back! ;)

Sarah Jones said...

I read your blog too Rach! It definitely encourages me in a world of craziness. Love you!