Have you noticed that the world sits up and takes notice of the followers of Christ whose lives openly reflect Christ? It is evident that they put into practice what Paul says in Colossians.
"Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you." (Colossians 3:12-13)
This happens when one has a healthy, close, relationship with God. However, it is also necessary for regular fellowship with other followers of Jesus Christ. This builds us up.
"Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts." (Colossians 3:16)
The result of this will be evident to all, as my (Mike) friend Paul says, "And so you became a model to all the believers ..."
(1 Thessalonians 1:7)
Consequently, we encourage you to draw near to God and other followers of Christ.
Have a good week.
Mike and Daphne