Fellowship with God


1 Corinthians 1:9  God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

We were called into fellowship with God.  That is, God has initiated a relationship with us that is much deeper than we may expect.  He’s not interested in a surface-level, once-a-week interaction with us.  He wants more of us.  He wants all of us.

Sometimes we get so caught up in the religion of it all and forget that God wants to connect with us on a spiritual level.  He’s far less interested in whether or not we perform religious rituals than He is in whether or not our hearts are connected with His.  He wants an intimacy with us that extends so far beyond the rituals.

How deep are you willing to go?  How much of an effort are you willing to make?  He initiated the fellowship, now we have to make a move to complete the transaction.  We have to reach our hand out to His outstretched hand and grab on.  But intimacy requires trust and honesty.  God already knows what’s on our hearts, but true fellowship requires that we declare it to Him in total submission.  It requires absolute faith, and for His part God is always faithful.