I realized something yesterday, that I had missed over the last few months. Last semester, I was on leadership here at Liberty University and every Monday night, we had a prayer group and small devotional with the leadership. This year, it took a few months for me to get into leadership, and yesterday wasn’t my first day on leadership, but due to other circumstances, it was my first day being involved in the leadership prayer group. I must say that while I sat there listening to the devotional we received, I realized that in the last few months I missed that fellowship.
Our prayer group is made up of all the leadership on the dorm, and we are all Christians. What’s different from this prayer group and the normal prayer group each week, is that this one is for the leaders, while the regular one is by the leaders for the guys in our dorm who may or may not be followers of Christ. While the prayer groups for the regular guys on the dorm is really good, the fellowship and devotional within the leadership prayer group was just so much better. Everyone within the group participated, and brought something different to the table. We each had a knowledge of the Bible, and so we all were able to discuss, instead of just listen.
What I realized last night, is that as a Christian guy, I don’t only need Christian friends, but I need to fellowship with them and dig into the Bible and learn with them. We need to support each other, and pray with each other. I needed to be a part of this leadership prayer group as of the beginning of school, but since I didn’t have one during the summer, I didn’t really miss it. But then when I experienced it, I realized that I had missed it, and that I needed it.