“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen”
(2 Corinthians 13:14).
This scripture was Paul’s prayer for the saints at Corinth. The Greek word translated “communion” above is “koinonia,” which also means fellowship, participation, and partnership. Is it possible for a man to have a personal relationship with God, the Creator of heaven and earth? The answer is an emphatic “Yes!” He isn’t unapproachable as the religious folks try to make us believe. Actually, the Bible reveals that He longs for your fellowship.
God isn’t always looking out to punish you for your sins or wrong doings as some people think. When you’re acquainted with the Lord, you’ll realize He loves you even in spite of your wrongs. Remember, He was the One who went looking for Adam and his wife in the Garden of Eden, even though He knew they had disobeyed Him (Genesis 3:8-9). In his epistle to the churches, John said, “That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ” (1 John 1:3).
You may be wondering to yourself “What’s so special about me that God seeks my fellowship?” It’s because you’re His very offspring; you have His life and nature: “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life” (1 John 5:11-12).
The reason God can fellowship with you is that you have His life (Zoë) in you. The world doesn’t speak His language, but you do, for His Holy Spirit lives in you. This is the reason He delights in yur worship and prayers. No wonder He said, “…before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear” (Isaiah 65:24). So you see, prayer is more than asking Him for things; it’s a fellowship. That’s what the Lord seeks; your fellowship with Him.
Dear heavenly Father,
thank you for the great honour and privilege of fellowshipping with you, with Jesus and with the Holy Spirit. It’s the greatest calling there is and I ask that you teach me through the Holy Spirit to fulfill continually this call,
in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
1 Corinthians 1:9; 1 John 1:3
1 Year Bible reading plan: Matthew 14:13-36; Genesis 49-50
2 Year Bible reading plan: Matthew 8:12-22; Genesis 21