What takes place outside a cell meeting is as important (if not more important) than what takes place during a cell meeting. It’s the difference between simply going to a cell meeting and flowing in cell life. Prayer, care, counsel and encouragement from a cell leader to a cell member during the course of the week (outside of a cell meeting) is essential, vital, and necessary.
The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are people who offer you care and a listening ear. They are the ones who geniunely display their love to you.
As a matter of perspective, answer the following:
Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
I trust that very few of us remember the headlines of yesterday. Yes, the individuals above can be considered the best in their respective fields. Yet, one day the applause dies. Awards will tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Faces and names disappear from our memory.
To clarify your perspective, answer the following:
Name three teachers who aided your journey through school.
Name three friends who helped you through a difficult time.
Name five people you enjoy spending time with.
Chances are high that you have been reminded of important people in your life who have displayed their love to you. Love is a verb. Love is action oriented. Love never fails. Perfect love casts out fear. Those who love and care for you– show up. They are present in your times of sorrow, discouragement and despair. They also rejoice in your victories, successes and triumphs.
I hope that a few of your cell members fit into this category. This may be one indication that you are experiencing cell LIFE and not just a cell meeting once a week.
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