This past weekend I enjoyed several amazing fellowship encounters. While several of the folks I had fellowship with aren’t believers, we were all engaged in the act of service and support of our fellow humans. And that, I believe, is what God intends for us to do while in fellowship. Perhaps He intends to use my life in a way that will influence a non-believer in those situations. I’m not sure if that is actually the case, but it could be, so I have to be cognizant of that and not waste the opportunity. I need to live my life so it is worthy of the gift fellowship. Here’s the real key though – God wants us to be in fellowship with Him more than anything else. Why that is, I’m not sure. I’m a very flawed human being. I feel like David felt:
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them? Ps 8:4
But then I read Jesus’ words and while it’s still somewhat a mystery, I’m lifted by this:
“If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, asthe Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” John 7: 33b-38
He wants fellowship with us because He knows that it will bring us Life! And He wants us to live. He is desperate for us to walk in the Light with Him (1 John 1:7). As the lyrics to one of the songs Allen posted last week go, “He is jealous for me…” Still hard to fathom, but, it truly brings me hope.
God, teach me your kind of fellowship. Teach me to walk in the Light. May my life be worthy of your fellowship. Amen