3/7/2020 Saturday, Psalm 121:7-8
"7 The Lord keeps you from all harm and watches over your life. 8 The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever."
One of the foundational principles that was (and still is) in the Wesleyan movement was Christian accountability. John Wesley originally referred to it as “watching over one another in love.” Pastors and churches have a District Superintendent and a Bishop for this reason. We forget that this was not just intended for the pastors in the church, but it was also for laypeople who make up the church. Accountability was a critical part of each class meeting, the primary building block of the Methodist ministry. Why do we need to watch over one another in love? It is the same way that the Lord keeps watch over us. When we hold one another to a certain standard, we help each other grow as people of faith. Of course, we have to do this in a loving, grace-filled way for it to be both effective and well-received.
To whom are you spiritually accountable? If you are not, who could you invite to hold you accountable as you seek to grow as a child of God?
Keep a Holy Lent