Ups and downs characterize life and ministry. There are too many highs and lows on this journey to be tossed about by them. Our spiritual barometer must not be attune to the pressure in the atmosphere. The Great Commandment and the Great Commission are our constant Polaris. Whether it’s daylight or a time of darkness, God’s eternal purpose is our North Star and the anchor for our soul. (Heb. 6:19)
And we have the opportunity to be in fellowship with one another as we navigate the waters. Please don’t walk alone. I know we’re never alone because Jesus is a friend who sticks closer than a brother and will never leave us, but it is for good reason the scriptures teach us often of the value of our relationships. Fellowship with our Lord is sweet, and Christ often comes to us through a brother or sister.
Seek fellowship. Text or call a brother or sister. Fellowship at the table together. Go for a walk or exercise together. Reach out and partner in a ministry venture. We can be encouraged and celebrate with one another, and we can stand alongside each other in support. Life and ministry has its ups and downs. I would dare to say that you need each other.
And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts