If we say that we have fellowship with God, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth…” IJohn 2:6 KJV
It is almost too sad to think about the countless numbers of people who “believe” they are in fellowship with God when in fact they remain in darkness. God is never impressed or delighted by our made-up agendas for life…He is very satisfied and completely delighted in HIS plan for mankind. Thankfully, God is always patient, kind, and long-suffering towards mankind as they falter in their man-made “darkness” searching for HIS LIGHT! Yet; once, we come out of darkness to know GOD as our personal Savior through his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, then we must break away from any and all fellowship with darkness and walk not in darkness, but rather in the Light; for God is Light.
How do we know when we are “walking” in the Light of God? The Bible teaches, “But, 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 cleanses us from all sin.”
Fellowship with God means that we stop “arguing” with God and trying to do things “our” way. It is when we have reached a point of letting go of our own man-made agendas and accepting God’s way of Salvation and God’s way of repenting, rejecting, and departing from our “own” ways to following God’s ways.
I believe that having true “Fellowship With God” requires the need to “stop” looking back and comparing our old life style with the one God has set before us. There have been many true believers who have left it all to follow God. The secret to their happiness and JOY was not looking back to see what all they had left behind, but rather looking forward with great acceptance as to what God has placed within their path and lives. We cannot know true PEACE and FELLOWSHIP with God when we are comparing God’s ways with man’s way as if we are missing out on something…This is like having one foot in darkness (things of the world) and one foot in the light (things of God)…the two will not and cannot follow one another; thus fellowship is broken. True fellowship with God is having both feet firmly planted in the LIGHT of God’s word and accepting HIS will for our lives…and knowing for certain that we are not missing out on anything but final destruction!
Thankfully, the Bible teaches us, “If we confess our sins, he (God) is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Thus, established Fellowship With God is imputed into our lives…The anchor of every’s man heart, desires, and wishes…whether or not they admit it. My Friend, the Bible teaches us NOT to love the world and the things therein…To have and possess sweet Fellowship with God, we must learn how to let go of the world, our past, and our man-made plans to accept God and His plan and purpose for our lives. After all, what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his own soul? Or, what does it profit a man to have everything “his” way and in the end lose all!
Today, I encourage you. No, I beg of you, to let go of the world and all that it possesses to enjoy and delight in Fellowship With God…For the world and all it possesses will one day pass away, but he that doeth the will of God will abide forever and ever. How grateful I am to know Fellowship with God…Amen.
Remember, God Loves You!
Lin T Rollins, Author