The importance of fellowship
Fellowship can be defined as shared activities with people of the same type or interests.
Through fellowship we realize, discover , grow , learn to share and love , release , heal , learn skills , listen , communicate , laugh … and so much more.
When I was a freshman at college , I was very fortunate to be part of a group who met every Friday evening to fellowship around God’s word through bible reading , songs, games and just mingling .I felt that I belong amongst them because we had the same interests.
It was during this fellowship one night , after meeting to pray as students, that I had my first encounter with God.While we were having coffee , the other students were sharing encounters and talked about heaven and hell.I just sat there and listen and suddenly , in my silence and in the middle of their conversation , the Lord spoke to me.I had a deep realization that these topics were a reality and that I had to choose. At this point I called myself a Christian and went to church regularly , but I was not born again as Jesus taught Nichodemes.
3 Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
4 Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”
5 Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
During my first two years from home I strongly depended on the fellowship of my friends .It gave me a sense of security and belonging , a save place.
We council each other in need during times of a broken heart or difficulties young people go through.
What is important during fellowship of young people ?
- Each member should be able to be him or herself.
- Handle peer pressure not to loose your own identity.
- Look out for each other , be helpful.
- Sometimes friends can harm your feelings during fellowship without even realizing it.
- Say you are sorry.
- Cherish your friendship.
I made it through college partly because of my friends.I still cherish their friendships and keep in my heart all the encounters and life lessons.