Today the word prompt is … Gather.
“Gather” seems to bring several thoughts to mind – – we bring things together into one group or place; to pick up piece by piece; to focus your attention on a point.
Amazingly, God’s people are gathering online and forging relationships with God’s Word and prayer as their foundation.
Women from all walks of life, varied ages, different stages of life gather online, in small groups, to share their day to day burdens and pray for one another. Having never seen each other face to face, bonds are being formed which are strengthened by God alone.
I can waken in the morning and find a message, a prayer, or a verse shot off, unbeknownst to me, which will be exactly the Word I need to get through my day. We waken in the dark and still of the morning to gather and encourage one another as we study Scripture.
Someone might say, “These are not real relationships.” Let me correct you. They are real. They are strong bonds. They are caring.
We gather together in one place, online, focusing our attention on one need, praying and picking up the pieces of situations and bringing them before God’s throne.
And the blend of voices, raised to our God in concert, have power – His power.
“I also tell you this: If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you. For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them.” (Matthew 18:19-20, NLT)