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Sweet Fellowship

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What we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.  I John 1:3    NASB 

Growing up the word “fellowship” meant Sunday lunches at my church. As a young girl, an all you can eat buffet of homemade dessert and playing hide and seek in the Sunday school rooms was pure joy! 

As an adult, fellowship has a deeper meaning for me. Fellowship is still gathering with other believers, possibly sharing a meal, but more importantly sharing life together. It doesn’t necessarily mean a large gathering, like my old church, but a smaller gathering.   

What makes this fellowship sweet are the people gathered together who have been called into fellowship with Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 1:9.  

It is a gathering where hurting hearts and struggling flesh are shared, answered prayers are celebrated and real life happens. It is a group of people who encourage you to stay steadfast in seeking the Lord and learning His ways.  Most importantly, there is a shared love for Christ and therefore a love for each other. 

There have been times in my life when I did not experience fellowship with other believers. Having lived without a church or a circle of godly friends makes me treasure the body of believers and the community it offers. 

“Be united with other Christians.  A wall with loose bricks is not good. The bricks must be cemented together.” Corrie Ten Boom(1892-1983)  Dutch author, speaker and concentration camp survivor 

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1 Corinthians 1:9, Acts 2:42 

Action Item |

You may find yourself today without a community of believers. Ask the Lord to show you the church you have been called to and a group of godly friends that you can fellowship with.   

Prayer |

Dear Lord, draw me to those friends who seek you first in all they do. May sweet friendships grow out of our love for you. Amen.

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