1 John 1:3b we read, our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. This poignant statement strikes a cord in our hearts. Fellowship is not the overused word often referred to, when Christians spend time together. Fellowship is a communion of hearts: God’s heart and our heart. The following questions help determine whether we have fellowship with the Father during our study, prayer, meditation, and worship, or if we are only having a conversation with Him during these activities.
- Do we have heart-to-heart communications with the Father, Jesus, and Holy Spirit?
- Do we receive revelation to preach (share) or to practice?
- Is there an aura (warm glow) of His presence overshadowing your study, prayer, and meditation?
- Is there a sweetness, calmness, and settled-ness in your prayer time?
- Does God respond to your spiritual activities of study, prayer, and meditation with His presence?
We can receive insight and revelation of the Word of God independent of fellowship with God. However, God’s desire and intent for His children is to receive revelation during times of heart-felt fellowship. Revelation that comes through fellowship is sweet and powerful. Fellowship was that ingredient that caused the high priest and his relatives to say of the apostles in Acts 4:13c that they had been with Jesus. Let’s have that said of us!