Stirring Up One Another

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. – Hebrews 10:24-25

How good are at this? In our individualistic society and a Christianity that tends to push the term “personal Savior” rather than focusing on the Body as whole, I would say most of us aren’t very good at this. I know that I’m not. I feel like I use to be but since God started teaching so much truth about Christ’s true centrality, church life and God’s eternal purpose there’s been more study than experience over the last two years. Don’t get me wrong. There’s been experience and there’s been Body life but overall I see that what the writer in Hebrews 10:24 states is an area in which I now find myself lacking.

Encouragement and stirring one another up goes hand in hand with meeting together. These people are even instructed to do this more and more as time goes on. Does getting together once a week, whether in a church service or in a house church meeting accomplish this? No. It’s not enough. The only way to truly accomplish this is to become part of each others’ lives, a true family. To share meals together, watch movies together, pray together, study the Bible together and encourage one in another in all of this daily.

So let us consider ways to stir one another to love and good works. Let us show one another the portion of Christ in us so that we may all grow in the knowledge of Him. And most importantly, let us seek God together and discover ways that allow us to do this more and more as time goes on.

How do you and others that you’re close with stir each other up in Christ regularly?

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3 thoughts on “Stirring Up One Another

  1. Annonomus says:

    Quincy I think God has brought to a key topic.
    I believe one way people do this, is when they they speak up and ask questions or say what’s on their heart, that is a heart of love, because a judgemently heart isn’t aiming to help anyone.
    When u actually allow ur self to care about someone or other people, particularly other Christians and step up and do what is u feel u must do

    U blog is an example. If ur heart is a heart that is burdened with this topic, and u a bothered by the idea that others may not be walking this out, not just ur self, then ur helpping stire up others. Such as myslef.

    I am stirred by ur burden to share this. It challenges me, and makes me wonder, and question myself about this.

    Other than this I am not sure as to how to walk out “stirring up others.”
    Maybe we stire others when we are stirred by God.
    Or even when we’re stired up by others.
    I do know that Love is a Key to this.
    Without a heart of Love for the one u stire u are not doing them or God much good.

    • Quincy Zikmund says:

      Thank you. I absolutely agree. Without love for each other, the love of Christ, we cannot stir each other up or encourage one another. We have to learn the importance of each other. Only the whole body can know the mind of Christ, we have to seek Him together.

  2. John Wilson says:

    amen brother!

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