Here’s One of My Non-negotiables ⏩

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My brother,

I’ve got to tell you . . . I believe in community. I believe in the power of finding a few other guys—one guy, even—and meeting on a regular basis, so that God can do his work in our hearts and in our lives. Community, for me personally, has become one of my few “non-negotiables.”

But, why? Well, for a few reasons. “Two are better than one,” Scripture tells us—we’re stronger, less vulnerable, together. “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 4:10).

Even more important, though, Jesus tells us that he’s uniquely present when we gather together. “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them” (Matthew 18:20). You see, the Holy Spirit dwells within us. Therefore, when we gather, the power of the Spirit is able to flow from one to another and back. When we gather, the work of God is done: confessions are made; sins are repented; love and compassion are expressed; hearts are healed; encouragement is given; lives are transformed. Men are lifted up—up out of sin and rebellion, and into life and identity and calling. Life is lived in a way that it cannot be in isolation.

That’s why, if WiRE has begun to impact your life, even in a small way, I want to lay down a challenge for you: pay it forward. If WiRE has begun to impact your life, I want you to share it with someone else. You good with that?

Okay, here goes . . .

  • Quiet your mind for 10 seconds—close your eyes, if you’d like;
  • Now, ask God . . . “Who do I know who would benefit from WiRE?”
  • What thoughts come? A face? The name of a friend, a colleague, a brother, a father, a son?

Once you have your person in mind—or maybe two or three—I want you to send them an email or a direct message today. Tell them about WiRE. Make it personal. Tell them that it’s impacting you, and that you think WiRE might benefit them too. This isn’t a “share with everyone on Twitter” kind of deal. This should come from your heart and go right to the man (or men) God has put on it.

You can copy and paste this link to the WiRE signup page into your message:

I pray a huge blessing of community on your life, my friend. Pay it forward today.


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