15 10 2012

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

Together is a beautiful word. When our hearts and lives are intertwined with others, life is deeper, richer, healthier, and stronger.

God created us for community. Together, we can learn how to walk in His will, discover His purpose, hold each other up, and encourage each other along the way.

Together isn’t meant to be a casual word. It is a word forged in commitment. It requires transparency, humility, and a redefined identity. Our world values the individual. We like solitary conquests, stories of lone survivors, and people who stand on their own two feet. We might sing about one being a lonely number, but being number one is often our goal.

Being alone limits my possibilities. When I choose to stand by myself, I can only go as far as my vision, my strength, and my wisdom will take me. When we link our hearts together in Christ, the expanse of our potential stretches far beyond what we could ask or imagine for ourselves.

My Jesus Resolution today is to commit to togetherness. The community of God’s people is a body committed to living life together. Together is a messier, slower way to live. I have to adjust my pace, set down my agenda, and learn to walk beyond my own limits. I am not going to wait for someone to invite me. I am going to take a deep breath, hold out my hand, and join in. Alone I am on my own. Together, we walk in the wonder of all of God’s opportunities.



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