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You Belong in Community

February 11, 2017

Blog by Doris Vanderee

Devoted 2017 is right around the corner, and I for one am so excited!  We are so blessed to have this opportunity to soak in the wisdom of some phenomenal speakers, with the added benefit of hanging out with the girls and meeting new friends.

One of the best things about Devoted is how women of all ages, with different backgrounds and walking through the many seasons of life, can still impact each other; it is the definition of community.  Even though we are very different, our uniqueness works together to bring change and growth to us and to those we touch.  The apostle Paul puts it this way in Ephesians 4:16 “From him (Christ) the body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament grows and builds itself up in love, as each does its work.”  In other words, we can’t impact if we don’t participate!  You and what you bring as an individual is needed to strengthen what we are doing as a whole.  We need you to play your part in this great community of believers.  Girls we are the ligaments that hold the body together!!  Ephesians 2:21 says this, “In Him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord.”

When we come together in community, we are that whole temple.  Girls, no one else can bring what is in you.  Don’t ever underestimate what you contribute.  Your presence affects those around you.  You may never know, in this life, how your smile, kind word, or hug can give someone the strength to go on. Let’s come together in community, as a body of women to bring hope and healing to this generation and to those coming behind us.

Lord, thank you that we belong to a community of believers.  Help us to see how important our role is in bringing others to you.  Bless Devoted like never before!! We love you!  AMEN.



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