Daily Devotion, 03/13/2019, “Break Bread Pudding Together”
Acts 2:42-47 NIV
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common.They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
One of my highlights last week came on Wednesday night when I was blessed to share a meal with some of my closest friends. The jambalaya, bread pudding and fresh from the garden salad were amazing but the love shared, stories told and prayers prayed were what made that night especially memorable. I gather with this group of friends on most Wednesday nights in one of their homes. Officially, we’re one of the many small groups at CrossRoads but really we’re just a family of Christ-followers who are intentional about doing life together. We learn the Word together, pray for each other, carry each other’s burdens, laugh often and likely eat more than we should. We speak blessings over one another, we sometimes receive communion together, we stay in touch throughout the week and we worship with the rest of our CrossRoads family on Sunday mornings.
One of the keys to thriving in your faith is to be solidly connected in significant relationships with a few other Christ-followers. Like all relationships, they require effort and intentionality to forge and to maintain but they are so worth it. You were created for community. Make the effort, open your heart and enjoy the blessing of doing life with others who are on the same journey you’re on.
You are loved!