Fellowship is Essential

God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. (1 Corinthians 1:9)

Having believed in Jesus, one of the greatest and most beautiful things you should crave and practice is rich and constant fellowship with Him. If you truly love the Lord, then you’ll make fellowshipping with Him a paramount endeavour in your life, because there’s no love without fellowship. Fellowship means oneness of spirit; a sharing or communing together. So as one who’s been called into fellowship with the Lord, you must constantly commune with Him, and seek His thoughts, opinions, counsel and guidance in all your endeavours. This is done through study and meditation on the Word, and prayer.

Realize that there can be no fellowship without communication. You should be in continued communion with the Lord. This is something you consciously do in response to His love. If you really love Jesus, you should be willing to spend time with Him through prayer and study of the Word. The more fellowship you have with the Lord, the more His attributes and character of love are manifested in your life.

Abraham was called the friend of God (James 2:23), because of his intimacy with the Lord. Now, God has called you into fellowship with His Son Jesus Christ; that means you’re His partner and friend, a direct result of the Abrahamic covenant of which we’re heirs. Developing a close intimacy with Him should mean more to you than anything else in the world.

Your fellowship with the Lord is unique to you. He doesn’t have, has never had and will never have a copy of you and that’s why He cherishes your fellowship and love. Take your times of personal Bible study, worship and praise very seriously; let nothing interfere or stop you from observing your quiet times with the Lord. The more you relate with Him through His Word and the Holy Spirit, the more you would get to know Him and become more like Him in speech and actions.

Confession:

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has called me into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ. I declare that I’m growing in grace, wisdom and knowledge, and the power of the Holy Spirit is revealed in me in increasing measure as I spend time with you today in fellowship, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Joi Hayward

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