1 John 2:3-11

If anyone knows anything about auto racing, they know that during a race, the cars have to go into the pit stop for gas, tires, adjustments, and to give the driver a drink. Then they are back on the race track to run a good race until the end. If we use this analogy and apply it to church, you can see the similarities. The overall object of a pit stop is to get refreshed or recharged to get back out on the race track. Church is the same way. All week long we are beaten down by the world, filled with all the negative views and misconceptions of how life is. One of the ways the church offers this recharge is by fellowship with other believers. The Bible makes it clear that a right relationship with God requires a “vertical” and “horizontal” alignment — that is, we must have a vertical fellowship with God and a horizontal fellowship with other believers. It is not possible to love God and refuse to love the brethren. By meeting with fellow believers, we can be encouraged, inspired and recharged to engage the world. You can be reassured we are not alone in this race (more on this in the next devotion). God loves Ya;)

live in the light