I want to ask you, today, who do you belong to?

A sense of belonging is something that many people crave, especially in a world where the feeling of disconnection from others is more prevalent then ever due to social media etc. Being isolated because of the virus has caused many to feel lonely and those already broken to feel even more broken. There was a day when relationships were developed through chats over dinner, hugs and a handshake. Today, even those precious moments have been taken away and the desperate need for belonging and fellowship is looming over our world. Possibly you haven’t even been aware of your need to belong until this horrible virus was thrust upon you. 

My love language is definitely touch. My hugs are huge because that is the way I am wired to express my heartfelt friendship. I feel desperately lost without being able to function in my love language and I find myself wanting to push the boundaries and then have to remember that for my husband’s sake (kidney transplant), I have to pull away for the greater good – his health. 

I need to belong and I need fellowship. 

Perhaps you are feeling lost today and do not know where you belong or who you belong to. To establish a permanent sense of belonging, we have to look beyond people and places and even our need to fellowship. We discover through Jesus that belonging is about so much more than a relationship with something but rather it’s about a relationship with someone. And what’s so moving about belonging to Jesus is that we don’t need to fit into a certain mold. He welcomes us no matter who we are, where we’re from or what we’ve done. We belong fully to Him as we give Him total access to our heart. 

He becomes our Lord and we BELONG to Him.

Romans 14:8 – If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. 

I am His and His banner of love and the sense of belonging forever is over me. 

Embrace Him radically and HE will fill that place. Fellowship with HIM during this season and learn to hear His loving voice saying, “You are mine!”

Love, Julaine

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