Our small group met tonight; we always meet on Sunday nights at 5:00. I'm so wowed by the God-factor in our group. The mixture is so versatile; yet comprised of unnatural connections so much so that it almost looks...divine!
We have two unemployed, two who have been in prison, five who have been divorced and one going through one, and all of us are not as much as we think while each wishes we were more than we are. Go figure!
We have two authors, one PhD, a librarian, and a partridge in a pear tree....(Oh, where did that come from?)
We had so many in attendance that tonight we had to divide into four groups so that the praying time would only last about 40 minutes. That's the purpose of our small group; to pray. When such a conglomeration of personalities gather to pray, the turf evens out.
We lay our hearts upon the altar of need. Our God supplies and we know He is the only one that can and will. We seek His guidance for our own shepherds and for those in other states. Praise of credit is given to Him for rescuing us and keeping us.
You might want to consider building a team of praying partners. Many already have. It makes a difference. It thrusts us into the fellowship of the Spirit as I mentioned recently. The body of Christ is marvelously amazing as it is made up of an unsettling combination of people-styles; yet succeeds because of the complete harmony of the Father, Son, and Spirit....and our surrendership to them.