Facets of Fellowship

I wonder how many Christians really understand fellowship. Certainly, we understand part of it; do we understand that there are several facets of fellowship? When we gather on Sunday, at prayer meeting, at a Bible Study, or at a shared meal, that’s fellowship. Or is it? Maybe not! How much does Jesus enter into our conversations and thoughts? What about visiting friends, family and Christian brothers and sisters? Isn’t that fellowship? Perhaps; perhaps not. It depends on what happens when we get together. What part does Jesus have in our visit? There are legitimate things to talk about besides our Savior but is He left out of our sharing? When we go into God’s Presence (prayer) do we fellowship with Jesus? Perhaps we just dump all our cares and concerns on our Heavenly Father. In fact, He tells us to do that. We offer praise and thanks. That’s good! However, do we also fellowship with Jesus? We have a lot of things to think about. This is understandable, but do we give much thought to Him? If we are really blessed by His presence and He permeates our thoughts and stirs our hearts, and we relish the sense of His Presence, we are in fellowship. If this is a major component of our daily lives, we should be able to identify with Mrs. C. H. Morris’ hymn: ” ‘Tis Marvelous and Wonderful,” in which she spoke of fellowship: “If fellowship here with my Lord can be so inexpressibly sweet, Oh, what will it be when His face we see, when ’round the white (Great) throne we meet?” How can we experience inexpressibly sweet fellowship? First, be sure we are born again. Then, “….if we walk in the Light as He is in the Light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin.” (From I John 1:7). How do we walk in the Light? Psalm 119:130 gives us the answer to that question: “The entrance of Thy Word giveth Light.” Selah! For the Word to enter, we must study it, apply it, obey it and delight ourselves with Him. That’s the way to enjoy wonderful, inexpressible, sweet fellowship.  Ron

Questions? E-Mail me at knowingtheway1@gmail.com 

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