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Feeling Left Out?

created for relationship

Do you ever feel left out? I can relate. Sometimes we just don’t feel like we fit in – we don’t have anything in common with our co-workers, classmates, or neighbors. Feelings can be deceiving. It’s comforting to know we were created by a God who designed us for relationships.

We were made to have a relationship with God and with others (click to tweet). It’s neat to see this pattern began way back in the Garden of Eden:

And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him…And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. Genesis 2:18,22; KJV

In Adam and Eve’s case, they became husband and wife – a family. Friendships are valuable relationships too. Stepping outside of our own world and connecting with others is important.

Value of community

Whether we’re part of a family unit, a church, or a group with similar interests (art, music, etc.), there’s no denying the value community plays in our lives. Within community, lots of things happen. We can:

*share our concerns

*offer words of encouragement

*learn from each other

*support one another

Love is powerful

Jesus emphasized the importance of our relationship with Him and others:

…Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind…Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. Matthew 22:37, 39 (emphasis added)

Love lets us reach out to others without expecting anything in return (click to tweet). It helps us focus on others instead of ourselves. Embrace the relationships you were created for and thrive in your community.

Can I pray for you?

Heavenly Father, Thank You for creating me for relationships. Help me love You and others so I can be an encouragement and support to those in my community. When I obey what you tell me to do, You meet all my needs. You’re a good God. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Community opportunity

Outrageously Fruitful

I’ve recently released a 10-week Bible study, Outrageously Fruitful. You’re invited to join me as I teach through the study on Facebook live beginning Wednesday, September 7th at 12:00 noon (EST). This information-packed, 11-week series will challenge you to stay connected to Christ so your life will make an eternal difference.

Weekly lessons, live teaching, and discussion will make this an opportunity you don’t want to miss. You can pick up a copy of the study here. Be part of the community and get ready to be outrageously fruitful!

For full information and to register, visit my website. Or you can email me here.

**Not available at noon? Not a problem. Live videos will remain posted on my Facebook page, so you can watch them at your convenience!

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