And 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--and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
This is such an important piece. It has made a huge difference to me, especially in the last several years. When I meet with other believers, and allow them to get to know me, I become open to their wisdom, and their Godliness. Spiritual growth for me is something that needs constant attention and "exercise." I can't do it on my own. God is always there to provide the increase, but meeting with other believers keeps me accountable and curious.
Holy Lord, I am so thankful. You have provided me with so many blessings. Help me to continue to grow and to serve. In Jesus' name, Amen