Here Am I: Called to Fellowship

While we continue to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, I believe we have a great opportunity to represent Jesus well as we respond to God’s calling with a hearty, “Here Am I”!  Over the next 26 days I will continue sharing the devotions from my “Here Am I” book to help each of us pray about our response to God as He calls us to Himself.  Through time in prayer, this devotional journal was written to help you see and respond to God’s calling as you see Him working in your “everyday” life.

Here is day seven with an important reminder that you, and those around you, have been called by God to be faithful through a life of patient endurance.

Called to Fellowship

“God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.”
1 Corinthians 1:9 (NIV)

Who are the people you like being with the most?  Why?  Do you consider yourself a “people person” or not?  How does that influence your desire to be with people?  How much time do you spend with God?  What does that time look like?  How do you feel about God calling you into fellowship with Jesus?  Does knowing He desires fellowship with you determine how much time you spend with Him?  Why?  Does that fellowship make a difference in the fellowship you have with others?  In what way?

While it can be somewhat confusing to figure out if we belong in the fellowship of a group of people, God leaves no doubt about His desire when He calls us into fellowship with His Son.  It is in the context of this fellowship that He also calls us into fellowship with one another.  Through our fellowship with God we ought to find commonality to have fellowship with others.  When I think of fellowship with God, I consider one of my favorite Bible characters — Enoch, a man who walked with God in such a way that one day his daily walk continued uninterrupted from this earth to God’s presence.

As you pray, ask God to help you fully believe His invitation to a greater fellowship with Jesus.  Pray that being called into fellowship would increase your desire and commitment to spend time with God.  Pray that you would be known as one who walks with God.  Pray that your fellowship with other believers would grow as you deepen your fellowship with God.  Pray that you would be actively involved in making others aware of God’s desire to have fellowship with them.

In prayer,