Day 24: The Body. I once had a conversation with a former boss where I intentionally brought up Jesus and the church I was attending. She mentioned that she thinks its great for me to be in church, but that it just doesn’t work for her. She felt that she was able to follow Christ and spend time learning about him without attending a church full of “hypocrites.” At that time, all I knew to say was “Well, I really love being connected to other believers and learning from others and living in community.” I love that now I feel equipped with some scripture also to back up the importance of not only being connected to God, but also to the body.
Being challenged and encouraged by other believers that are helping you learn new things, holding you accountable, giving you words of encouragement, supporting you through the hard things, etc. is so important. It is not something that should be optional. It is something that the scripture makes very clear should be a priority.