OK, so I’ve just come back from Small Group (which is basically a ‘small group’ of Christians who meet together to discuss, worship, pray and fellowship) tonight, but we didn’t really do anything but pray and fellowship!
I think people may have felt bad that we didn’t do intense Bible study, but it was just great to be in eachother’s company, enjoying our faith together and spending time with eachother. That is partly what the Church is for; so that believers can be family. We ended our time together by praying, and then after the verse in Proverbs came up:
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.
We decided that it was great that we had cheerful hearts, and so it was fine that we loved telling jokes together and being with eachother. But I think the real source for our cheerful hearts was that deep down knowledge of Him and constantly growing together in our knowledge of Jesus and building eachother up in it all.
Really enjoyed tonight! If you’re not part of a small group of some sort, then get into one! It doesn’t always have to be intense study or long winded prayer sessions… sometimes the company of other believers is refreshment to the soul and deeply encouraging. Even Jesus liked to get a way and just ‘be’ with his friends.
But in all this, remember that the truly cheerful heart is knowing that Jesus loves you, gave himself for you; and when life is built on him, the cheerful heart prevails.
Dean is a Minister in the Anglican Church. Currently he is Curate in the parishes of Bedwas, Machen, Michaelston-y-Fedw and Rudry in South Wales. He was born and bred in Wales, is married to Megan, and has two dogs called Taliesin and Melyn, and two cats named Sinsir and Hâf. He graduated from Cardiff University with a BA Hons. in Theology & Religious Studies, and has studied for an MA in Theology, Ministry & Mission at Trinity College Bristol. He also holds a Cert.RSCM from the Royal School of Church Music. He loves playing music, walking, reading, blogging and horse riding as well as going to the cinema and theatre.
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Dean just read this and totally agree!! Amy and I walked away talking about just how special tonight was. Just being in the company of other Christians, God is still there and I think his presence was definitely felt by me (not sure about others) but I needed tonight!! It couldnt have been more perfect for the way my life is right now. Thanks to you all and thanks to God!!
How crazy is that! God works in mysterious ways, but it was amazing! Just what I needed too! Sometimes we can just get too concerned over theology, when really God wants us to be still and know him! And he wants us to know the people we’re gonna be living with in eternity too!
Loved tonight! Glad all our friendships are growing! Have a wonderful weekend!
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