This post started in the most peculiar way. In a dream, I was writing a post using a quote by Andrew Murray. So this morning I decided I needed to check out his writings again. And I fell in love with this quote about the gloriousness of fellowship with God.
“The giver is more than the gift; God is more than the blessing. And our being kept waiting on Him is the only way for our learning to find our life and joy in Himself. Oh, if God’s children only knew what a glorious God they have, and what a privilege it is to be linked in fellowship with Him, then they would rejoice in Him! Even when He keeps them waiting, they will learn to understand better than ever. ‘Therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you (Isaiah 30:18).’ His waiting will be the highest proof of His graciousness.”
Why is this quote so special? It explains us profoundly what is the essence of Christian faith. Something so many have already forgotten or have never really grasped it.
Those who obey God’s commandments remain in fellowship with him, and he with them. And we know he lives in us because the Spirit he gave us lives in us. (1 John 3:24, NLT)
Fellowship with God
I admit, sometimes it is frustrating to have to wait on God for long periods of time. Nothing seems to happen but we are asked to wait, pray, meditate on God’s Word and abide in him. But the secret is not in getting answers or the things getting done so we could be on our way elsewhere.
The secret is in getting to know God in the process. Only then we experience the gloriousness of his presence and find our life and joy in him. Fellowship with God is the best there is. We just don’t know it until we experience it. So d
Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. (Phil.3:8, ESV)
Just as any other relationship, also our fellowship with God needs time to develop and grow deeper but also to flourish and bear fruit. It’s more than worth it though. If you have wandered away, please come back. There’s nothing quite like an intimate fellowship with God. You will be known and cared for personally. And you will rejoice in him all the days of your life.
You amaze me all the time.
Salvation is not all you offer to us.
You want also to fellowship with each one of us.
Thank you for calling us into you
and making us to wait on you
so you could bless us more.
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: Do you fellowship with God? How?
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you wait on God and rejoice in him!