The Power of Partnership

1 John 1:3
“We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.”

In this passage John speaks about fellowship in two areas. First, we as believers have fellowship with each other and together we share in the blessing of the second, which is fellowship with God. This fellowship is in the “present active tense” which is a continual action, meaning continual unbroken fellowship.

Fellowship carries with it the idea of partnership, association, and sharing things in common. John is saying that all believers are to enjoy these aspects of fellowship with God and each other continually. Think of it, you and I are partners together with God to conduct Kingdom business.

Called To Fellowship

You have been invited to have this fellowship with God. Paul tells the Church at Corinth “God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord” 1 Corinthians 1:9. God is a faithful active partner in this relationship that you are called to.

As you accept God’s invitation to fellowship, you will experience just how faithful He is. This is an intimate fellowship where God’s faith and power flows continually into you, and eventually through you to others. When you fellowship with Him you have connected yourself to the life transforming power of God.

Think of the benefits you experience through this unbroken fellowship with God. Your faith in Him will replace all doubt and uncertainty. Any sense of guilt and condemnation vanishes as you come to enjoy His Presence. Think of this amazing privilege you have as an image bearer of Christ for all to see.

You’re Chosen and Qualified

Think about Colossians 1:12 for a moment and your faith will be strengthened. Paul says that God has qualified believers for this rich inheritance. You have been designed for a life of continual intimate fellowship with God. You have been chosen as a partner with Him to conduct Kingdom business together.

Speak these things over yourself daily, talk them over with God often, and Be Encouraged.


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