Fellowship sounds like a “churchy” word, doesn’t it? But it’s biblical and essential to living as Jesus followers— with God and “fellow” believers. From the beginning God intended humans to commune with him and each other (Genesis 1-3).
Last month I had the opportunity to celebrate fellowship with our association of churches, Transformation Ministries (tmchurches.org). The event was an annual 2-day celebration. This year was extra sweet because though I serve on TM’s Board of Directors, I connected with people I hadn’t seen since prior to Covid.
A personal blessing came the final hour of the event. During a time of worship, there was opportunity for people to receive individual prayer. I was one of the pastors praying for those who came forward. This is the thing about praying together— the one who prays is often just as blessed, if not more so, than the one who is prayed for.
There is a 3-way connection in those moments… a unity in fellowship formed: between God, the pray-er and the pray-ee. And guess who shows up in his all powerful glory? Yep! God’s Spirit flows over the moment.
And blessings linger. Because his presence does (Acts 1:8). Through tears and smiles, we experience the unity of the Spirit through God’s amazing love (John 17:23, Ephesians 4:3)!
Prayer brings us closer to each other and Heaven’s door because it’s where our spirits come alive with his. It’s why many get emotional during prayer. We encounter Jesus… and he changes us.
So when you have the opportunity to be prayed for, or perhaps you’re moved to pray for another… remember, prayer unites people. The Holy Spirit is ready to rain down blessings upon you and through you.
Will you take that step? Heaven will celebrate with us!
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