The Rhythm of Fellowship with God
It has been said that the whole reason why God created human beings in the first place was in order to have a relationship with us. It has also been said that this was the same reason why Jesus was crucified and raised to life again. So that our relationship with God could be restored.
Jesus gave simple instructions on this subject at the Last Supper when He said, "Abide in me and I will abide in you . . . " ABIDE - 1) to remain stable or in a fixed state. 2) to continue in a place. Synonyms - stay, dwell, hang around, stick to, remain
Here is how the rhythm of abiding works. Before doing anything (school, work, sports, or interactions with parents, children, siblings, friends, for example), invite God and ask for His power and guidance. Afterwards, consider how it went. If it went well, give thanks. If not, ask forgiveness and receive it!
Living this way takes practice and we won't do it perfectly. But it helps us to be more intentional about the things we do and say. Best of all, this kind of awareness makes room in our day for God to guide us, correct us, and (most importantly) love us . . . which is why He created us in the first place!
Listening for God's voice throughout the day is the rhythm of the Christian life.
It is written . . .
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:8
I will instruct you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you and watch over you. Psalm 32:8
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