Find Your Crash

By Heather Sullivan

My freshman year of college I was gifted a metal rhino along with a note from a mentor of mine. Obviously, I was confused having no knowledge of why I would receive such an interesting gift. The note explained that rhinos have the ability to run 30 miles per hour, but they can only see 30 feet in front of them. If one rhino is running at full speed, it will likely die because of its inability to see what’s in front of it. Therefore, rhinos run together in a group called a “crash”. Side by side, at the same pace, they completely plow through what lies in front of them because they’re running in coalition with one another. They accomplish something together that they could never do alone.

 

I share this story with you because Christianity is often the same. We cannot successfully run our race alone. We absolutely need each other!

 

Acts 2:42-47 saysAnd they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had needed. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.”

 

Acts 2 explains those in true fellowship and shows us what they experienced as a result of seeking God together. This passage highlights three principles that are vital for every Christian.

 

  1. Find a community of believers
  • If you can’t find one, start one. There are definitely other people looking for connection!

 

  1. Devote yourself to the Word, fellowship, praise, and prayer with believers.
  • Romans 12:1-12: what you allow in you will transform you

 

  1. Give with a generous heart
  • Consider supporting the homeless, widows, orphans, and those who are actively on the mission field

 

These three practices that the book of Acts demonstrates for us go hand in hand and are essential for all believers. It will pave the way for us to have an intimate relationship with God and experience a deeper revelation of God as the body of Christ.

 

My challenge to you is to find your crash and run after God!! 

There is power when we run our race TOGETHER!

April 1, 2024