“Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor.” (Romans 12:10)
One of the keys to fellowship are the relationships the Lord intends to be developed as He gathers us together. Relationships are dependent and produce reciprocal benefits. Being devoted means doing for the other because they are in relationship with you, regardless of whether or not they reciprocate. We are to honor one another and be devoted to one another as the Lord has been devoted to us through grace and has honored us with life in Him.
Lord, I am fickle in this world. I want to pick and choose with whom I will associate. Help me see that You place me in a fellowship for the sake of continued growing and strengthening. You grow me into the person You have always intended. Grow my heart to desire true fellowship built upon these principles and not upon the world’s measure of building relationships upon mutual benefit.
Thank You, Lord Jesus, for extending Your hand of fellowship to me even though I do not deserve it. Guide me to extend my hand of fellowship to others that they too may have the opportunity to grow in grace. Help me in every time of sinful judgement to move beyond first impressions to build those relationship You give me. May I be faithful in every call You give, living for the Father’s glory. Amen.