Philippians 2:1
Fellowship of the Spirit

If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,

He has given it his best doing what he thinks is right.
Often starting early and laboring long into the night.
He hasn’t seen the results he had hoped for at the start –
And he didn’t just pretend – he worked at it with his heart.
He needs some real encouragement – who better to give than me –
“Sometimes we are called to harvest, and sometimes to plant the seed.”

She has lost the one she loved and has been lonely a long, long time.
Each day is like the one before, but you can’t see an outward sign
Of her need of comfort: if only someone would stop by and show some care.
They would find she has a lot to say and spiritual experiences to share.
So when the Spirit prompts you, don’t wait for someone else.
Go yourself and visit – and give her that good book that is on your shelf.

This work that is ahead needs a lot more workers than just one.
When many come in fellowship, it is not long until it is done.
And the interaction we enjoyed will continue to each one bless
Long after the task is over and each one has gone home to rest.
There is a satisfaction, a joy and a smile on each one’s face –
As we go over in our minds the blessings of that very special place.

They are only young and often ignored by those who’re older.
They stand around and wait for some work that they can shoulder.
But instead of delegating some specific work for them to do,
Older ones criticize, forgetting we were once young too.
Show a little kindness and in tenderness take them along –
And before you hardly know it, those young folks are very strong.

A little bit of compassion can go a long, long way.
Sometimes what you do is more important than what you say.
Look around you at the need – and let the Holy Spirit guide.
You will find more joy in filling needs than running away to hide.
The saints of God who are involved will find sweet unity.
And as for myself, I will enjoy being the person I ought to be.

“I thank Thee, Father God, for the unity of the believers here. I know we are small in number but You know that too. I wonder if we were a large company – like in the past, if there would be disunity – like in the past. Keep us in the sweet fellowship of the Holy Spirit I pray, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.”

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