Guest Blogger: Finding Fellowship

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So today I would like to welcome my good friend and sister in CHRIST, Danielle to my blog. She will be my guest today and I pray you are blessed by her post. So here we go!! 🙂

 

Hello, all! I am so happy to be guest posting here at Teen Faith 777! That’s right, this post was not written by the lovely Angle. She was kind enough to invite me to guest post here so you can get to know me and I can share a bit of what’s on my heart.

But before I get to that, an introduction seems necessary. My name is Danielle and I am a college student and blogger from Florida. I recently finished my first year of college and I am double majoring in Psychology and Behavioral Healthcare. After undergraduate school, I plan to attend graduate school a little further north to receive my master’s degree in either counseling or psychology and, eventually, I plan on opening my own therapy practice. When I’m not at school or studying, I love to share my message on my blog, Christian on Campus and further my knowledge and strengthen my relationship with God through bible study. I also love reading in general, catching up on my YouTube subscriptions and planning future travels. My next trip will be at the end of May to visit family in Georgia and I’m beyond excited!

Now, for what you’re really here for. As you probably read in the title, this post is going to be about finding fellowship and where and how you can do that.

“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am among them.” Matthew 18:20

Many people seem to think that fellowship is an optional part of their walk with Christ. Sure, you can read your bible, pray and go to church and those are all great things to do. But building community with other Christians is also extremely crucial for spiritual growth and maintenance. Fellowship is essentially just friends who share the same faith you have, who can encourage each other and help each other grow and who can lift one another in prayer. C.S. Lewis once said “Is any pleasure on Earth as great as a circle of Christian friends by a fire?” and I can finally say I know how great it feels to have fellowship as a constant part of my life.

However, it’s equally as wonderful to be surrounded by Christian friends in other settings as well. You can find or create fellowship in almost any environment, whether it be online, at church, school or work. Some of my most treasured Christian friends I know, I have actually found through Instagram. For example, Angle! Angle and I met through the online bible study group I began at the start of 2016. Within no time at all we were able to ask each other for prayers and share our struggles with one another as if we had known each other for a much longer time. It’s amazing how the immense love Jesus Christ expressed for us long ago can unite people so effortlessly. How wonderful that God created so many beautiful people in His image to spread His word and love? It’s a shame not to take advantage of this great gift.

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil.  For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!” Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

If you are struggling with finding fellowship, I would start at church and look into signing up for a group bible study with people your age. Churches constantly have bible study groups going year round and it’s the perfect way to find people with the same beliefs and intentions. I personally joined a bible study for freshman girls at my university through a Christian campus ministry and made awesome new friends that I can trust and rely on. If you are in college, I suggest looking for any Christian groups that gather to bring glory and honor to God; you won’t regret it!

I also highly suggest looking for an online group of Christians. They’re everywhere! And if you for some reason are unable to find one, create your own! If you have Facebook, I suggest looking into the group “Growing Faith” which was started by a small YouTuber named Rachel Earls. I personally love that group. If you are a fellow blogger with Facebook, the Peony Project is a community of Christian women bloggers who support and encourage each other daily. If you enjoy bible journaling, look on Facebook for the “Journaling Bible Group” where people share their prayer requests and beautiful bible creations. Another great Christian group for teen girls that I am a member of is “A Teen Girls Group” which was created by Bella Keifer, a Christian blogger. That group was created for sharing godly advice, sharing ideas and much more. If you don’t have Facebook, Instagram is also a good place to find fellowship. There are always monthly or weekly challenges going on for Christian brothers and sisters to take part in; you just have to look for them! If you have trouble finding them, just make a post asking if anyone would like to join a group chat for Christians to uplift and support each other and create your own fellowship opportunity.

“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” Acts 2:42

I wish you all the best of luck in finding fellowship in whatever way is best fit for you and would love to hear about your success in doing so! Feel free to come visit me over at Christian On Campus and let me know about your fellowship experience and success.

Thank you, Angle, for having me here; it was absolutely delightful to be able to share my message with my new friends here at Teen Faith 777!

“Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity.” Psalm 133:1

 

I would like to thank Danielle for sharing with us her heart and the message that the LORD lead on her heart to tell us. It was a great privilege to have you here. Also you are very welcome. Be sure to check out her blog and let us both how you where blessed by this post. 🙂

 

GOD Bless,
Angle

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  3. God bless you, I think this is amazing and encouraging, THANK YOU for your optimism ❤

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The first edit was not good so here you go. Sorry about that. #disneyfriendshipcollab David was greatly distressed, for the men spoke of stoning him because the souls of them all were bitterly grieved, each man for his sons and daughters. But David encouraged and strengthened himself in the Lord his God.
- 1 Samuel 30:6 AMPC

This verse as meet a lot to me in the past year!!!! I love the last part where it says that "David encouraged and strengthened himself on the Lord his God!!!!!!!!" For many reasons this has stayed with me.

1) David knew that he needed the Lord. No matter what came his way he looked to God!!!! He went to Him and praise Him!!! He worshiped Him!!!! He got alone with Him!!!!!! David had the right idea!!!!! No matter what we are going through we need to look to God!!!!! He has all the answers. I mean come on, if Hr could send Him One and only Son to die for us. Do you not think He has all the answers we need? Yes He does. The question now is, are we going to look to Him or others for the answer? 
2) So David also strengthened himself in the Lord!!!! Again with the waiting and spending time with God!!!!! We need to do that as well. 
3) This one has hit me hard over the past few months. Did you see that David encouraged himself in the Lord? It didn't say that his friends encouraged him. It didn't say that his family encouraged him. It didn't say, and the list could go on. But he encouraged himself in the Lord.

Sometimes when we are in a fight it can be hard. Believe me I know. But you have to remember that not all the time is there going to be someone there to help you. You have to know how to encourage yourself. Yes it may be hard and hurts at times but we have to do it. How do you encourage yourself you may ask? Here are a few ways: · Worship the Lord in music · Read the Word of God to yourself
· Pray ( not about the problem but about the victory you already have)
· Tell yourself what the Word of God says

Those are a few ways.

So if you are in that fight right now, just start worshiping God! If your not there still worship Him. Get yourself in the mood to start that at anytime!!!! #Devo #scripture #bible #bibleverse #bibleverses #cool #yesLord Happy Independence Day Everyone!!!!!!! I pray you all have a blessed day!!!!! We need to remember the ones that are serving to keep the USA free!!! Also we need to remember that we have freedom through Jesus as well!!!!! We are free!!!!!! So if the Son liberates you [makes you free men], then you are really and unquestionably free.
- John 8:36 AMPC

#July4th #Independanceday #HappyIndependanceday #Happy4thofjuly Suicide:

What makes a person think of suicide?? Loneliness, heartbreak, heartache, rejection, abuse(physical, mental, emotional, verbal, psychologically), bulling, not worth it, ext!

Did you know that there is on average a 121 suicides a day? About 13.26 per 100,000 people.

That is sad!!!!! How many of them are Christians? How many of them are school kids? How many of them are ones that are "not wanted"? How many???? The list could go on!!!!!! Stop and think about it. The person you are sitting next to could be thinking about it. At work, school, walking down the street or even church. Yes church! Do you know that Christian have the same thoughts as well? 
Is if fun to think these thoughts? NO!!!! Is it your fault? NO!!!!!!!! Is there hope? YES!!!!!! Is there something wrong with you? NO!!!!!!!!! Can't you get free and out of it? YES!!!!!!! There is hope for you. You can be set free!!!!! That is what Jesus did for you!!!!! But do you know what? People don't talk about this. People don't look for help cause they think that it shameful. The shouldn't think this way or try to do it. People look down on people that think this way. It is hard.

But what would happen if we as the body of Christ would listen up. What would happen if we payed attention? What would happen if you got so close to God that He would let us know that someone was thinking about it? What would happen?

There is hope for them just like there is hope for us. I want to be able to help them. I want to see them smile again. I want to see them laugh again. But you know what? Do you know who wants that more then anything? God!!!!!!! He wants that. It makes Him sad to see people kill themselves. 
So as a believer: I want to make a stand and help them. There is hope, help, peace, comfort, but more important! Love for them. Let us show them love and let them see Jesus in us. 
That is my prayer!!!!!! #thinking #journaling #lifepost #Jesus #God #love #peace #joy #comfort #reallife #realtalk When life gets hard, pray harder!
When life gets crazy, read the Word more.

Life is not the best but not the worst. It all depends on your point of view. 
We need to be reading the Word and praying everyday. But sometimes we have things that come up and it can be hard. But that is when we trust Him and let Him lead us. 
Don't get upset, frustrated, angery, bitter, ext. Just give it to God and obey.

Okay so I'm learning this right now. My life is not perfect but I'm learning. The more I read the Word the more I realize how much I don't know. But it is best to listen and obey. I have disobeyed but we learn from it. What satan wants for a deaator God can turn for glory. It may hurt but do. Just obey, it may seem hard but in the long run it will work out. 
I love all of you!!!! DM is always open. If you need prayer, talk, ext. I'm here for you!!! God bless

#life #God #Bible #youcanmakeit Rabbits are sooooooo cute!!!!! So when you are spending time with Jesus and a rabbit comes out of no where. Starts eating and then just lays down for a rest!!!!! Jesus you are amazing. It is times like this that makes me know more then ever that there is a God that hears and loves. God bless!!!!
#bibletime #Jesus #Jesustime #amazing #rabbit #cute
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