“What then shall we say, brothers and sisters? When you come together, each of you has a
hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. Everything must
be done so that the church may be built up.” —I Corinthians 14:26
When going on excursions deep into the jungle, or scuba diving deep into the ocean, or spelunking deep into a cave, have you ever noticed that the experts says to never go in alone? There is safety and comfort in having others around to help. Yes, there are times to go into your prayer closet, close the door, and pray in solitude, but our Christian walk is mainly to be done in the presence of others.
David’s most vulnerable and weakest times in his life were expressed in the Psalms and sung in the temple as worship songs allowing everyone to learn from his mistakes and to share in his triumphs. It is together where we can encourage one another, where we can evaluate what the Lord is speaking, where we can learn from each other, and can hold one another accountable. If you are trying to do this alone, or as a spectator, you won’t have the “iron sharpening iron” effect (see Prov. 27:17). True depths require close, trusting relationships with others.
So, if you are wanting to go deeper in your walk with the Lord, to learn to use the gifts God has given you, and to be more fruitful in your Christian walk, get into a close, accountable relationship with brothers and sisters in the Lord and take a deep dive knowing others will be around you to help no matter what need arises.
Devotional contributor: Anna Marie Dandy