Though a lot of our school or uni work is done as individuals, and for most of the week our relationship with God is defined by the time we spend with God alone, I think it’s important to recognise that the Bible teaches us to do things in community as much as possible! We are each enriched by the gifts that God has given other people that we don’t have.
1 Corinthians 12 talks about the many gifts found in the body of Christ, saying:
“4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. 5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6 There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.”
7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.
This idea of each gift being “given for the common good” is developed later in the chapter.
“18 But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. 19 If they were all one part, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body.”
We each are a part in the body of Christ, and without each part we lack the fullness of what God has given to us. So in this busy time, I would encourage you not to isolate yourself, be in community, to encourage and be encouraged.
If you have any prayer requests, or would like to meet up with me or George, please get in touch!