“Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God! Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way” (Colossians 3:15-17, The Message).
As you’ve probably heard before, Christianity is not a Lone Ranger religion. And besides, even the Lone Ranger had Tonto. No one is meant to live this life of faith alone. In fact, the best way to fail and to fall into all sorts of temptations is to go solo. You need others surrounding you in community, both to encourage and challenge you, to speak life over you and to hold you accountable.
It has to be more than a 1 hour out of 168 proposition. You can’t grow and refresh and learn on just one day a week. You need to be in a community/life/Sunday School group. You need to have interaction with believers throughout the week to keep you on track and keep you going.