I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith Romans 1:11-12
Written by Michael Herbert
Certainly it is a wonderful part of human nature to encourage one another. The day springs forth hours of the unknown. None knows what lies ahead. We look to Jesus in the morning and rely on his ever moving hand on our lives throughout the day. Most gracious is the grace and mercy of God to watch over us and help us through the course of the day. We may be buffeted by the powers of darkness , but we may be also buffeted by God who is trying to work out something wonderful in our life. Aside from that God also wants to rid us of fleshly things that do not profit us , but on the contrary keep us fro what God wants to do in our life.
The Apostle Paul, in his humility imprisoned in Rome had this desire to fellowship with others. He never considered himself to be an island onto himself, but on the contrary sought for the encouragement of others just as other believers needed to hear from the Apostle Paul. The nature of these 2 verses reminds us that no matter who you are in life, you need fellowship and encouragement. Sometimes its to bounce off things we are thinking or experienced or its to confess our needs or failures. The best and strongest of men and women need fellowship. You’re not alone in this world as a believer. God designed us to be together in communication with one another. The believer may feel out of sorts when they prolong their time with fellowship. Some are isolated not by their own wishes, but out of circumstance. They cry out for God to bring them someone to talk too. They cry out for someone to simply share their life with. May God send some one to these.