Bible school for kids today was so much fun. My girls are just a little too young to appreciate everything about it, but today, when I sat on the floor between pews and watched Adela dance and jump and sing the kids songs I had so much peace. This was a good thing. Yes, it took time away from laundry, Micaela's physical therapy, and my writing, but fellowship is so important.
I forget that sometimes.
If you are and introvert like me then you know the feeling.
We want to stay in our bubble, in our comfort zone.
We want to stay home.
But I don't think God meant for us to keep to ourselves.
We need friends. We need to sit at someone's table and laugh with them. We need to go for walks and enjoy the sunshine. We need someone to go to when we feel like we are at the end of our rope. We need to be part of something and let others know they can count on us.
I used to have the belief that being part of a community or church was entirely optional. My family, my walk with God, that was my business. And it is. It is first and formost between me and my Heavenly Father. But when I became one of his children I also became part of his great family. And it is such an amazing family. Full of people who are imperfect but full of His Spirit.
Who we are is greatly shaped by who we spend the most time around.
So, I will take my daughters to Bible school and fill their hearts with the love for fellowship.
There is always time for that.
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
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