“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” Acts 2:42
My experience here so far has encouraged me and my walk with Christ through the many examples I have seen in Namibia. I have met many wonderful people who are seeking the Lord. Last Sunday, during Thrive Bible study, we discussed what it means to reach out to the community. It was neat to be a part of the discussion as they looked back at where the group has come and where they are going. Each story told that night was riddled with themes of community and discipleship. I am blessed to be a part of a group that has built a strong community in and through Christ. Acts 2:42-47 has been the key passage this group has grasped on to and is striving to live out. It was inspirational to hear these students share stories about what the group was two years ago and where they are now. I was encouraged to see the Kingdom of the Lord lived out through these students in their daily lives.
This is how the church is called to live. The Kingdom of God should be consumed with community, discipleship, and reaching out to others in and with Christ. We are all called to love the Lord and to love others. This is affirmed in Mark 12:30-31,“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
I am personally convicted to live in a way that glorifies the Lord by loving others and I am encouraged to see how these men and women continue to walk in obedience in Christ through their community.