Life is more than survival.
Sometimes we / I forget.
Our life provides a chance to watch our faith grow and literally change us. It’s an honor we have been given as Christian’s, to share our journey with others.
A supernatural adventure of epic proportion, in which our greatest fears are conquered and our deepest pains are healed. We are shattered, undone, and then put back together again. A miracle of God, broken man-made whole.
When we live our faith out with a group of men (or women), we call those brothers… comrades.
When a group of comrades gather together in one place to share their journey,… with unity of purpose and genuine humility in their hearts… all will benefit, with extraordinary strength and fresh hope as the time ‘apart’ brings restoration to the soul.
If you haven’t had a chance to ‘retreat’ and join with your Christian friends, or personally make the commitment to take a step back from the daily strain on your heart and the battle for hope, you probably need to.
When we intentionally stop from our schedules to rest, re-set, and refresh ourselves in the word of God, we can remember the truth of our faith and it brings hope and strength to continue on. When we retreat in the company of friends and Christian family, we gain greater conviction and strength… and we remember how to “live’ again.
When Brothers Dwell in Unity
Psalm 133 Behold, how good and pleasant it is…
when brothers dwell in unity![a]
2 It is like the precious oil on the head,
running down on the beard,
on the beard of Aaron,
running down on the collar of his robes!
3 It is like the dew of Hermon,
which falls on the mountains of Zion!
For there the Lord has commanded the blessing,
(Scripture source – Biblegateway.com)
Having just finished a fall retreat with the men of my church, I can attest first-hand to the effectiveness of renewing our strength in the community and fellowship of fellow Christians, it’s a beautiful and necessary thing for us to do if we want to grow and mature into all that God has called us to be and become.