Scripture commands us not to neglect meeting together. Yes, this verse speaks of congregational assembly, yet it is more. We were created to do life alone. Solomon in Ecclesiastes 4 teaches us that two are better than one. So let us be intentional to connect and not neglect each other.  


Scripture commands us "affirm one another in the Lord". Romans 12:10. Affirmation is acknowledging the work of Christ publicly in others. Affirmation, not flattery, fuels spiritual growth in others. Let us be intentional in the Lord's work in others around us and then affirm that work.


Birthdays, anniversaries, and the birth of a child or grandchild are a few reasons to celebrate.  Scripture commands us to "rejoice with those who rejoice" Romans 12:15. Let us be intentional in celebrating all of God's blessing in others' lives.


No matter who we are we need encouragement. Even the great Apostle Paul took with him Barnabas whose name means son of encouragement. Scripture commands us to do this because no one knows our need more than our Creator. “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up,” 1 Thessalonians 5:11