Sometimes I get lonely
Sometimes following Jesus gets lonely. Walking a narrow path can make us feel like we are alone, with no one to our right or left. Sometimes, we are even misunderstood by those close to us. Thankfully, I usually don’t mind being alone!
However, on special occasions in our life, I have noticed how God rallies his family together to encourage and build one another up. He reminds us that we are not alone at all! There are believers here and around the world who share our same hope. During these special times, we make connections with amazing people with whom we have nothing in common except our faith and obedience to the Lord Jesus.
Importance of friends and family
Recently Ben and I have spent time with our closest friends and mentors, our family, our church, and some disciples who we are just getting to know. Many friends are supporting us in our mission to India through prayer, fundraising, and encouragement. One dear friend is organizing a Zumba class fundraiser; others have given financial gifts so generously; some are discipling us and helping us develop godly character; still others have been our advocates and spread the word so that other brothers and sisters can pray for us. We are so grateful!
It is good to remember that we are not alone, and we cannot accomplish Jesus’ mission for our lives alone. God sets the lonely in families! (Psalm 68:6) Praising Him today.