By On August 15th, 2017

Devotional: Stay Connected

Author: Rev Lydia D. Ross, Renewal Outreach Chaplin at Brookhaven Hospital, Tulsa OK

Many people struggle with loneliness. Even loneliness can occur in marriages. In order for us to stay recharged, we must stay connected! It is not just about attending bible studies or support groups. It is all about fellowship and keeping your friends close to your heart. We all need friends and can build stronger families by staying connected.

Jesus had his disciples, but at times, He too felt lonely. God wants our time with Him. He yearns for our time with Him. Romans 8:19 says “For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.” God also wants us to fellowship with others. Therefore encourage one another and build each other up…- Thessalonians 5:11

Our heavenly Father not only wants us to stay connected, He encourages us to pray for one another. James 5:16 says “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” We can be a good friend by hold each other accountable to one another. I believe if we really truly pursue James 5:16 for our lives, we would have less divorces, less self destruction and more fruit in our lives.

Stay Connected! Call a friend this week or take your spouse out for dinner and have conversations about topics other than work related issues or politics. May the mind of Christ my Savior Live in me from day to day, by His love and power
controlling all I do and say. —Wilkinson

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Rev. Lydia D’Ross is an ordained and licensed minister and is the Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain for Brookhaven Hospital. For more information about our Renewal Program, our
website page is: http://www.renewalchristiancare.com.

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