Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 says, “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up.”
Humans were made for fellowship and communion with God and one another. Often, we take the “personal relationship” aspect too literally and try to live the Christian life alone.
Linette, an Eikon volunteer and Calvary staff member, once lived like this. “I was saved here when I was seventeen. For two years, I wrestled with God about fellowship and reaching out, and then I left to go to art school. Not being truly rooted in God, I fell by the wayside. I really wanted to get back to God, but I didn’t know how.
One day, I got an Eikon flyer that said Eikon’s purpose was to connect people to God, people to people, and people to outreach. I knew in my heart that this was exactly what I needed. It was hard at first, because I struggled socially, and I didn’t know anyone. The second time I went, I walked up for prayer. One of the volunteers, Nev, prayed for me and invited me to a Bible study. Through that, and a lot of Eikon volunteers and events, I began to open up more.
What I lacked my entire life was fellowship, and that’s what Eikon did for me. It rooted me in fellowship. God has done so much in my life since. Today, I’m able to reach out and witness to others. I’ve been serving at Eikon for a year, looking out for people like me who struggle socially. I’ve been able to disciple and encourage others and help them get connected to God and each other.
I’d been doing this Christian walk alone. I realized through Eikon that it wasn’t about trusting people, but about trusting God. Having brothers and sisters in Christ to encourage and sharpen me has given me the heart to want to be like that for others.”
The Christian life isn’t easy, especially not for a young adult in an increasingly hostile and secular world. Don’t live your walk with Jesus alone. Share it with others. Check out an Eikon service on Wednesday nights at 8:30pm at the Fort Lauderdale campus.
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