In Genesis 2: 18 we read that God said “it is not good for man to be alone.” It hadn’t always been easy, especially for an introvert like me, but I have learnt over the years that I need others. Nowhere is this more true than in relation to my spiritual health. Wimber once famously said, “there are two things that you cannot do alone, you can’t marry alone, and you can’t be a Christian alone.” I have also noted that a lot of the enemies strategies are aimed at causing division and isolation amongst Christians. The truth is that when the church flows in unity, it becomes a huge threat to the kingdoms of darkness.
What a thrill it was to hear the testimonies of Innes and Stevie last week. The way that Innes became friends with Stevie and over a period of 5 years was able to share his faith. The way that Stevie spoke of the love and acceptance that he encountered at St John’s and how becoming a part of a Connect group had been so important to his growth. I also loved what James shared about the Braes storehouse and how the vision had been birthed in his Connect group.
If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go with others. Hebrews 10:24 encourages us to consider how we can spur one another on to love and good works, adding that we must not give up on meeting together. It is vital for our spiritual health, it is essential for our witness. I would encourage you to make being part of a Connect group a priority. We were never meant to do it alone.