God made us for relationship, that's for sure. But being in relationship is sometimes quite a challenge; that's for sure too!

You are here now because of your relationship with God. May these moments together with your Creator give you a greater understanding of how to live out your earthly relationships as well.

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Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.

James 4:7-8a

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Duke University basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski has said, “Two are better than one if two act as one.”

Teams work better when there is no selfish desire, when the whole is working for the greater good. If a team is rooted in individual goals, then it will fall apart.
However, a team that is rooted in seeking a common goal will not fall.

This can also be applied to the Christian community. A community that is based on surface commonalities will not thrive. If we draw towards each other for the common goal of seeking and expanding the Kingdom of God, our communities will flourish. When we as the Body of Christ work as one we will be able to draw near to God, and God will draw near to us.

Sarah Briggs

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God, help me today to see where I can let others into my life. Allow me to let them in, and draw into me as I draw into you. Amen.

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Children of God, lift hearts to one another;
Where pity dwells, the peace of God is there;
To worship rightly is to love each other,
Each smile a hymn, each kindly deed a prayer.

Adapted from an 1850 hymn by John Greenleaf Whittier

Sarah Briggs

Sarah Briggs is a student at the Gardner-Webb School of Divinity. She also works at her alma mater, Wingate University, as the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship intern. She enjoys laughter and good coffee, watching television shows on Netflix, and spending time with her family.

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