Let's hang with growin' believers that desire to earnestly seek the Lord, and who also love to fish for lost people.
I've heard it said.. Show me your close friends and I’ll tell you how you'll be. True.
It’s impossible not to become like those that you prioritize ahead of the others ..and hang real tight with.
Besides, you know it’s much easier to be pulled downwards than be pulled upwards, because we each have a fallen nature inside. Get up on a chair and try to pull a friend up there, as he or she at the same time tries to pull you down off that chair. Who do you think will win?
Wanna grow strong spiritually? Listen to the living Word. Why? Well cuz faith comes from hearing and hearing by the Word of Christ. Hang out with Jesus Christ the most - He's your very best friend that sticks closer than a brother. And have fellowship with growing believers too. Yes, be with missions-minded believers, those who are effective in witnessing of their faith ..as they both live the life and go tell others the Gospel Message.
"I believe that in each generation God has called enough men and women to evangelize all the yet unreached tribes of the earth. It is not God who does not call. It is man who will not respond!" ~ Missionary Isobel Kuhn
Do go fellowship with those Christians who genuinely love other people and who love to prayerfully edify other believers with fitting Scriptures that address their needs and weaknesses. Aim to listen, to give and to receive from the Lord.
We need Christ most and then we are called to be interdependent, walking side by side with saints of Christ's Kingdom no matter the church or denomination that they are apart of.
God tell us to "..pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart." Facebook.com/shareJesus