GET TOGETHER- WE NEED EACH OTHER
Jas 5:16 Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
One of the biggest blessings that God has given us is the opportunity to be in relationships with people that we can truly be authentic with. God gave us this opportunity because He knows that all of us may have various weaknesses that we need others to listen to us and to pray for us about.
I f I had not had people like this in my life ever since the time that I gave my heart to the Lord I don’t believe that I would be sitting here at this computer typing this. One of the biggest mistakes that a Christian can get into is when they develop a mindset that they don’t need anyone else. God designed for us to be a relational people. First, He designed for us to be in relationship with Him. Then He designed it for our benefit to have Christ centered relationships with others in our lives.
To be able to confess your faults and your temptations to a fellow brother in Christ for men; and sister in Christ for women is a wonderful thing. When we do this, we are able to pray for each other about these various temptations and weaknesses in our lives. The enemy will bring temptation our way. Jesus said that the devil came to kill steal and destroy. He desires to destroy individuals, families, churches, and nations.
When we have people that we can be authentic with it helps us to be accountable. Also, as James says those prayers that we pray for one another are effective. This prayer not only brings physical healing, but it brings healing to our spirt and our minds.
As we pray for one another great things begin to take place in our lives for the glory of God. The Bible is very consistent about this : Pr 27:17 ¶ As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend. Ec 4:9,10 “Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up.” (NKJV)
I have heard some people say that I have God and that I don’t need anyone else. Yes, God can do in our lives what no human being can do. But He calls us to be in relationship and fellowship with others. That is for our benefit. God uses close brothers and sisters for our benefit to help us to continue in our journey in a way that will be successful. Not only do we need others in our lives, but God desires to use us to hold up the hands of our brothers and sisters in Christ. A good example is when Israel was battling the Amalekites. Moses got tired and weary during the battle. But God had two men to help him in Aaron and Hur : Ex 17:12 But Moses’ hands became heavy; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. And Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.
Again, take it from someone who has had those type people around me for thirty years. We need those that we can be very authentic with. We need those that will listen and pray for us. We need those that will hold up our hands when we get weary.
Let Us Pray
Lord today we pray for all who read this to have Christian’s that he ,or she can be authentic with. We need brothers and sisters that will listen to us and pray for us. Lord for those that already have strengthen our relationships. For those that don’t put them with the ones that You have picked out for these to fellowship with, pray together, and to hold each other accountable.
In Jesus Name
Love you all!