So, Rachel is hosting her Coffee Date again and I’m trying to do better and actually participate. So, pour your coffee and I’ll grab my diet coke and we can chat about where God’s had me lately.
God has been teaching me a lot and one of the big things He’s been teaching about is relationships and community. I don’t know if you’ve seen this video or not but it’s circling Facebook and it’s wonderfully thought provoking. So, if you haven’t seen, watch it before you continue.
One the big things I was complaining about was not being able to have my phone at work but after watching it, I don’t mind leaving my phone in a car for a few hours everyday because it means I can build relationships with the people I work with and it’s nice to be free of my phone for a while, plus I know if anyone desperately needs me, they will find a way to contact me.
But community has come out off the computer or phone screen. I’ve tried to be really intentional about calling people instead of just texting them or responding to facebook message, especially when I’m 9 hours from them and won’t see them for a couple weeks. I’ve joined an accountability group and I’m loving the community I’m building with those girls and I know that they are going to cover me in prayer when I need them. I’m soaking up the moments before Amanda moves out next weekend and sat in my doorway last night to read while we decided on plans for a goodbye lunch.
Here some of the biggest lessons I’ve learned:
- Community is built by being there and being a good friend.
- Community is built by pursuing other
- Community is built in the everyday but not overnight
- Community is built in the small things that lead to big things
“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” Hebrews 10:24-25
How are you building community? What have learned about community? Do you ever a time when you’re separated from your phone?