When I was young, I played with building blocks. You could stack them one on top of the other to build a big tower, or you could put them side by side to build a wall. You could use them to build anything you desire. They couldn’t do much on their own, but together they could make something great. The same is true for each of us. Living in a community with God’s people, we can accomplish more things than we could alone. The Bible tells us to build our faith through prayer and community. Prayer is how we talk to God. As we communicate with God through prayer, we put our hope and trust in Him, and our relationship with Him and others grows deeper.
What does a community of faith look like? Community is made up of the relationships we make with other Christians. Community builds our faith by allowing us to encourage each other. Just like rubbing sticks together can start a fire; when people get together in a community, they fan the fire of each other’s faith.
Today, please realise following Jesus is a journey. Sometimes, we’re going to want to throw our hands up and quit. At other times, we’re going to be so excited we want to jump up and down and scream. That’s why it’s so important to persevere with the building blocks of prayer and community. Whether life is going great or not going at all, God has given us ways to draw strength from Him and from His people. So don’t do life alone. Start building your faith today.
“And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith” Matthew 21:22.
Yahweh, I pray for our community. Each one of us within the community is important to you. Father, you died so that each of them could experience freedom and eternal life. You desire for each of them to be saved. Now help us to raise up a team of people who will intercede for the community. People who are willing to put feet to their prayers. People who will work together to glorify you by showing love and care for their neighbours. People who are eager to share how you are transforming their character and blessing their lives. Lord, show us how you want us to work together so that “your Kingdom come; your will be done on earth as it is in heaven”, In Jesus’ name Amen.”
What’s one way you’ve seen prayer build your faith?
Is there anything you need to take to God in prayer today?
Do you have a solid Christian community? Who do you turn to when you need help or want to celebrate?
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