"Fellowship with God"
fel•low•ship, n 1. the condition or relation of belonging to the same class or group. 2. friendly relationship; companionship; camaraderie; the fellowship among old friends. 3. community of interest, feeling, etc. 4. friendliness. 5. an association of persons having similar interests, occupations, enterprises, etc.
“But if we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.” I John 1:7 HCSB
As our relationships deepen, we often begin to see shortcomings, character defects, and flaws in ourselves and each other, leaving us vulnerable to disappointment and disillusionment. The “honeymoon” is definitely over.
In the world, this is the stage that most relationships end. People give up on each other and walk away. One only has to turn on the television or pick up the newspaper to see numerous examples of this. The divorce rate is at an all-time high.
How can we withstand the storms and winds that shake our relationships? Good fellowship stems from a solid relationship with God. When He is our foundation, we can withstand much and not be moved. As we walk in His love, we can see the truth about ourselves and each other through His eyes. We can love, forgive, and remain committed.
Bruce & Dori