Updated: Sep 6, 2021
The importance of fellowship with fellow believers and Christians is mentioned numerous times in the Bible. Psalm 55:14 says, "We who had sweet fellowship together walked in the house of God in the congregation." I just got back from a very encouraging week at camp with over 100 fellow Christians in the Lord's church and it very well could have been the most life-changing and self-reflecting week of my life. Fellowship with Christians allows you to gain confidence in your faith and gives you a sense of vulnerability which is what we are called to be, broken in spirit (2 Corinthians 12:9-10). The thing about being weak and broken is that, when you are in Christ, He makes you strong- as He says in 2 Corinthians. Through this pandemic disaster it is easy for us to stay at home and make excuses to not fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ but I strongly encourage you to abandon your fear and stop buying into Satan's lies that the rest of the world is embracing. "Religion that is pure and undefiled before God is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction.”- James 1:27. How are we supposed to fulfill this mission if we stay at home, crippled with fear? 2 Timothy 1:7 says, "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." This means that if it is not from God it must be from Satan. Satan's most powerful tool is fear and anxiety, and when you are isolated, all by yourself, and you are fearful, this causes great depression and sadness, which also is not from God. So I recommend stepping outside of the fear that controls most of the world today, and step into God's love and guidance because He will never fail you.