Luke 7:16-17 (MSG) They all realized they were in a place of holy mystery, that God was at work among them. They were quietly worshipful—and then noisily grateful, calling out among themselves, “God is back, looking to the needs of his people!” The news of Jesus spread all through the country.
You hear it from almost every corner: American culture is becoming increasingly marked by loneliness and isolation. In one way it’s understandable. There is a sense of security and control in isolation and disconnection; but it’s a false sense of security. In fact, living lonely is anything but safe. It’s a dangerous lifestyle because it allows a person to overlook real life, real people, and all the benefits and rewards that go with growing relationships. What kind of relationships do you have?
And probably more important, our character has little chance to grow when we live life in isolation from others. It allows our thinking to go unchallenged, and allows damaging issues we may struggle with to grow and thrive in the fertile soil isolation provides. Please read this message today it is straight from my heart to yours! There is great danger and peril in living your life in Isolation, in this season of Christ-Mas/Advent prepare your heart to embrace the need for meaningful relationships in your life.
Point to ponder- If you are feeling alone and isolated, it may be time to connect with some real people and begin having some authentic relationships.
Quote Dale Carnegie- “You can make more friends in two months by becoming more interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you.”
In His Love,
Pastor James Baker, Jr.