So, on September 5th, 2020, in a small, private ceremony, I married the love of my life, Rachel. Not everyone who attended are those I would include in my tribe and not all who I consider part of my tribe were able to be there. Merriam-Webster defines tribe as “a group of persons having a common character, occupation, or interest.” Rachel and I formed our new tribe, our new family, on that day. But, we are and ever will be part of God’s tribe. As Christians, we are bound by the new covenant. We are bound to honor Jesus and seek Him in every moment. By their nature, tribes imply inclusion. Being part of God’s tribe means inclusion in His kingdom and in His work. When you’re married, you’re also responsible for your spouse’s soul. Seeking Christ must be individually done, but serving Him cannot exist in solitude. We have to go forward with love.
1 Peter 4:8 (NKJV) tells us, “And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.” Do you know your tribe? Do you know who you can count on? Do you know who encourages you to follow the Lord and keep the faith? Do you know who will honestly keep you accountable? For me, the two people who do this the most are my wife and my longtime friend, Emmanuel. But, we have other friends who remind us of goodness, who encourage, who show Jesus in their daily lives, and hold us accountable. Proverbs 27:1 (NKJV) says, “As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.” We need each other, brothers and sisters. We need each other more than ever as these times turn ever-darker.
So, with that being said, as we enter into the holiday season, we are going to have more interaction from the two of us. We’re going to branch out with some videos and try to do more for God’s kingdom. Pray for us. Encourage us. Offer advice for us. We love you and we’re praying for you.