We’re taking these rich chapters one at a time. If you need to, check out a review of the book of Romans.
“When we get together, I want to encourage you in your faith, but I also want to be encouraged by yours.” 1:12
Take a minute and think about someone who greatly encourages you in your faith, just by hearing about theirs.
Last night, my husband and I sat on our porch with dear, dear friends of ours, divided up a bottle of wine and shared stories about where and how God has been in our lives lately. I could talk to these people for hours, and listen to them even longer.
Don’t underestimate the contagiousness of the Holy Spirit. Do you feel like you’re in a rut with God? Kinda bored, maybe kinda distant. Not a lot of motivation to read the Word, or maybe just generally disengaged. That’s pretty normal for any relationship. But don’t stay there!
Ask someone living intentionally for God about their faith. Ask them what they’re reading in their Bible, or something they’ve been thinking about lately. Or the craziest time God has shown up unexpectedly.
Maybe you’re coming out of a season of fullness. God’s presence has been abundant and your faith feels strong and anchored. Share that! Give all glory to God, but go tell it, tell it.