Strength in Numbers
Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them (Matthew 18:19-20).
No question about it, when Christians get together and pray, things will happen. It is good to join forces with other believers. But let’s not misunderstand. It doesn’t mean that if two Christians agree to pray together that God will give them a Learjet, God will answer their prayers. What Jesus was saying is that if two people get their wills in alignment with the will of God, agree together in that area, and keep praying about it, then they will see results.
That is why we need to pray with our Christian friends. That is why we need to call up people and say, “Let’s pray about this together.” That is why Christians need to be involved in church. If you want to grow spiritually, then you must be a part of a congregation of believers. It isn’t optional. You need to become part of a group of believers, build friendships with them, and become a productive part of that body. If you aren’t involved in a church on a regular basis, then I would venture to say you that you are probably floundering spiritually.
Just as you must eat, drink, and breathe to live, you must read the Bible, pray, and be involved in a church to stay spiritually alive and vital. You never will outgrow these things. You will need them until your final day on this earth. And if you neglect these things, I guarantee that you will have a spiritual breakdown.