Imagine a world where people actually lived completely for serving others and knowing Christ deeply. That was what was happening with the new Church. Now, well over three thousand strong, they were actually living and working together as one family. When they were not earning a living they were seeking God and serving others—much like Christ. They were living in an amazing time, watching God do amazing things and were thrilled to see his handiwork as they grew daily.
It is a bit different in 2016—We live in a world coming apart at the seams. We watch our community of believers ripped apart over silly differences, internal strife and lack of trust in God or each other. We are torn between trusting God and fending for ourselves. It simply does not have to be that way.
We are still capable of being selfless, God honoring, people of faith. We can be set apart as those that serve one another and trust God for our very lives and existence. When we live like that, we experience the freedom that God intended. He will provide our needs, He will prepare and protect us on the journey, and he will give us the spirit to guide and direct us to live a life worthy of the Gospel. All we are required to do is ask and trust him.—As the him clearly says, “Trust and obey, for there is no other way to be Happy in Jesus, but, to trust and obey!”
God Bless You
Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles.
All the believers were together and had everything in common.
They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.
Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts,
praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.