People who spend 6 to 7 hours each day with family and friends are 12 times as likely to feel joyful rather than feeling stressed or anxious. This is because we are people created for relationships and people that desire to be together.
Hi, I’m Maggie Mobley from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a Minute Message.
These statistics support what many of us feel – that people play an important role in our life and in our faith.
People matter, relationships matter, and the church matters. Amazing things happen when we gather together with family, friends, and our church. When we are together we can experience the hope of Jesus and we can encounter God through the love and encouragement of others. Hebrews 10:24 says, “Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another.”
When we are with others we can encourage each other, learn from each other, and help others feel joyful. Booker T. Washington once said “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” Today, find someone to spend time with, to encourage, and together you will experience the joy of Jesus.