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As with any relationship it can only be cultivated through fellowship. This fellowship is with God and proves an important step towards spiritual growth. It’s in this step that you learn how to trust, how to communicate, how to hear and how to live in His grace.
Fellowship requires intentional time carved out of a busy day to acknowledge, appreciate and honor Him. In turn, God our Father, can begin to speak—leading you, guiding you and showing you. Initially, this time of fellowship for a new believer may be daunting but I encourage you to pursue God. Speak from your heart and listen. Keep a journal and write what you hear by faith. God, who is invisible, is able to speak to His children. You are His child and you can hear His voice if you ask Him to speak. John 10:4 says, “his sheep follow him because they know His voice.” John continues in chapter 10 verse 27 saying, “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.”
Your fellowship with God is special. Guard your time with Him because it’s in prayer that you become more like Him. Galatians 5:22 talks about the fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control). These attributes can only be apart of our lives when we abide in Him. John 15:4 says, “Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.” You see, we must look like our Father and willpower alone is not enough to live out these fruit, even on a good day.
Fellowship surpasses legalism, rituals and routine. Fellowship is prayer motivated by love. If you have not begun to pray, take time now.
STUDY: (Answer In Your Own Words)
Matthew 6:33 What does God desire most from our lives?
Jeremiah 29:13 Will a passive prayer life yield results in your life?
GOOD VERSE TO MEMORIZE: “Pray without ceasing” 1 Thessalonians 5:17, NIV