GET TOGETHER- DO GOOD!
Ga 6:10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith. (NKJV)
Last week as I was working on the Get Together I had no idea what would happen late last Tuesday Night. Our dear friend, brother and Elder at this congregation Jackie Isom went home to be with Jesus. Many good words have been said about Brother Jackie since that night. As I went around town I heard people across the social strata talk about good things that he had done for them. And as I watched the people in our congregation come together last week this verse just kept coming to me. They were doing good to those in the household of faith who were hurting. Our people ministered to Sister Judy and her family. And our people also ministered to one another during this time. I am so thankful for this Body of believers.
The Holy Spirit has been stressing to me about how we need to value our relationships with one another. We should value our relationships with our family, our congregation, our friends, other Christians and those that we are praying for to become Christians.
The Greek term here for opportunity is Kairos. It means a favorable opportunity or occasion in view of propitious circumstances. That means circumstances that are likely to produce good results. That means as Christians that even in the most challenging times that we face the Lord gives us an opportunity to step up and to be instruments of His love and grace.
We are called to do good to all men and women when we have the opportunity. Jesus spoke about this in Mt 25:37-40 “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? ‘When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? ‘Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ “And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, in asmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’
And then as Paul wrote to the Galatians we are to do good to those who are of the household of faith. The Greek term for household is oikeios. It means one who belongs to a particular household, or extended family. So when we use the words church family we are not just using some catchy phrase to market our brand, but we are talking about a blood bought Holy Spirit empowered people who love one another, care for one another, laugh together, cry together, pray together, suffer and go through hardships together. If you have a church family I pray that this will help you to grow closer to your church family. If you don’t have one you are welcome at Christ Community Fellowship 1685 Bexar Avenue West in Hamilton, Alabama. We are expecting God to do great and mighty things, and we desire to do good to all men and women, but especially those of the household of faith!
Let Us Pray
Lord today we pray not just for us, but for every congregation where blood bought, born again Spirit indwelt people gather. We pray that we will all do good to all men, women, and children and especially those of the household of faith. Thank you Lord Jesus for how I have seen you do it here and also in Christians in other houses as well.
In Jesus Name
Jesus is Lord today! Jesus will be Lord tomorrow! Jesus is Lord forever and ever! Hallelujah! Amen!