FELLOWSHIP – HOW VITAL!

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL..
DATE: Saturday 22 November 2014
THEME : FELLOWSHIP – HOW VITAL!
Memorise:
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
Read: Mark 3:13-15
13 And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth
unto him whom he would: and they came unto him.
14 And he ordained twelve, that they should be
with him, and that he might send them forth to
preach,
15 And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to
cast out devils:
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : 1 CHRONICLES 25-27 and
PROVERBS 29:22-30:6
Message:
God desires to fellowship with His people on earth,
despite the fact that in Heaven, there are four (4)
living creatures and twenty four (24) elders round
about His throne, with thousand of thousands of
angels worshipping before Him (Revelation 4:2-6,
5:11). God has a special place for us in His heart in
spite of all that is going on in heaven. May you not
fall short of giving satisfaction to God in the area of
fellowshipping with Him in Jesus’ Name.
The first motive of Jesus for calling the twelve
disciples was fellowship (Mark 3:14). Also, rooted in
the call He made to us all in Matthew 11:28-29, is
the desire for fellowship. He said:
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy
laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon
you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in
heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”
This is a call to keep company with the Lord, a call
to communion. Learning of Him occurs in His
presence. His presence is a point of directing your
attention to Him without distraction, in His
presence, your whole being is engaged with Him. As
you can see from this call, it is from the place of His
presence that your derive fulfilment. Joy, peace and
victory all come from the presence of the Lord.
Some children of God are first and foremost full of
activities. Coming into God’s presence is secondary
to them; it is a “by-the-way” thing. No, this is not
supposed to be so. Note the order of events in
today’s Bible text: having settled on the mountain,
our Lord Jesus called the twelve disciples up to
Himself so that they should be with Him –
communion, and thereafter, that He might send
them out to preach – Service. Our service will have
no meaning if He doesn’t have access to our souls
in fellowship. It would not be pleasing to Him if we
are not carrying His presence to the point of service
delivery. We fellowship with Him when we spend
time alone with Him and when we come together in
worship, praise, prayers, studying and learning of
His word (1 John 1:3). However, some children of
God don’t have a personal quality time alone with
God, such are depriving themselves of so much.
Prayer Point
Father, please help me to always love your
presence. Let my heart always seek you in Jesus’
Name.

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