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No Longer a Lone-Ranger Christian

Let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together.  Hebrews 10:25 NKJV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.My previous home church dissolved.

I struggled not only about where to worship on Sunday but also about where to become a member. I decided to attend some of my friends’ churches and even facilitated a Christian recovery ministry at a church where I am friends with the pastor and congregants. After a year of visiting different churches, I still fought with which one to join.

I had many questions of the church I would join: Is the doctrine sound? Should I choose another denomination besides the one I had worshipped and served in for over eighteen years? What role would I serve, if any? How far is the commute? Should I join a large or small congregation?

I knew I needed to pray for God’s direction. A pastor I knew invited me to worship at and to join his congregation. But he also encouraged me to take my time and pray. Four months later, I told the pastor I felt like a “fish out of water” by not having a home church and joined his fellowship.

Let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together. This verse speaks personally to me—and with new meaning. Community worship with prayer, fellowship, encouragement, and comfort for one another is important as we always remember the day of the Lord’s return draws near.

I am no longer a lone-ranger Christian, reading the Bible and leaning on my own understanding. Sharing, praying with others, and worshipping with other believers are crucial elements in my spiritual walk on my way to heaven.   

If you have not joined a church, pray and let God direct your path so you won’t be alone in your Christian walk. Give yourself the opportunity to grow in the Spirit and in God’s grace.

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Vicki Brownville

Vicki Brownville loves the Lord and is on a continuous mission to know Him. She received her master’s degree in theology in 2016 and is continuing her studies both informally and, hopefully, formally in the future. She is a deacon at her church and facilitates a 12-step Christian ministry, which ministers to those who are caught in the cycle of addiction and hurt. She loves bringing Christ’s message of hope to those who are hurting and primarily to those who do not know the Lord. She lives with her husband, Charles, and their two rescue cats, Hannah and Gretchan.