Every day they devoted themselves to meeting together in the temple and broke bread from house to house. They ate their food with joyful and sincere hearts. Acts 2:46
In the early church, spiritual activity was not reserved to only when the followers of Jesus were in the official place of worship (the Temple). As we see the early church described in Acts 2, spiritual community overflowed into the times they shared meals together and the other activities of life. The work of the Spirit was not restricted to a specific time and place. These experiences were not programmed or planned but they were equally important to developing the life of the Spirit among the community of Jesus followers.
Last week, I had three people I am life coaching who also attend our weekly Simple Church Gatherings in my car as I took them to different appointments. After the last appointment, we all stopped at a nearby Hardee’s for lunch. Throughout the day, one of the young men kept mentioning wanting to go out of state to visit a woman he recently met on Facebook. Another member of our group and I recognized the potential danger of this situation. As we ate our lunch, we explained to him the possibility he was being scammed. We also talked about God’s intention for faithfulness in our relationships.
At our regular gathering the next evening, our friend informed us that he had tested what we told him and had determined he was being drawn into a scam. He was thankful to know he had a community of friends who were watching out for his best interest. Pray that God continues to use our community to help this young man fully embrace the work of the Spirit in his life.