During the whole process of moving into a new apartment (and the moving process in general) I felt something lacking in my soul. During my one semester of college I was learning about ministry, but not actively engaging in the local church. This was part of my problem.
Sure, we were going to a church, but with school, work, and marriage, we didn’t have time like we used to. We also didn’t have a close fellowship of believers that we knew well.
Fast forward to getting out of college and moving.
Now we’ve found a local Church that we’re committed to and God has blessed us with another godly couple that we’ve been getting to know. This has been a huge blessing and encouragement in our lives!
And that has been what’s lacking: Community. It’s not enough to go to the church house and hear a message and leave. The Church (believers) are meant to encourage and hold each other accountable. Without taking that extra step of getting to know other Christians in your local Church, your walk with Christ will be greatly hindered.
And mine was hindered for many months. Busyness got the best of our lives during college and we neglected to get connected with other believers. My spiritual life has been worse off for it.
So I encourage you, get involved in your local Church. Say hello to someone, ask the pastor where you can serve, and just get plugged in! You’ll be amazed what God does in your heart through the encouraging fellowship and service with other saints in Christ.