Creaated for Fellowship
What we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. 1 John 1:3
People often spend a lot of time wondering what their purpose in life is…Why am I here? What am I supposed to do? Where am I supposed to go? How am I supposed to get there? I have been taught since I was born about the saving grace of Jesus Christ but that did not stop me from wondering aimlessly in college asking all of the above questions. It is simple really. I am created for a personal relationship with God. Everything else fails in comparison and never satisfies any of the “purpose of life” questions.
I was trying to find Bible verses about fellowship with God. I googled the question, What does the Bible say about why we were created? For once, I think googled answered the question beautifully: The Holy God wants to have close relationships with human beings. He wants to accept them, be close to them, and redeem them. This close relationship is called fellowship in the Bible. All fellowship is based on the redemptive work of Christ. Were it not for the cross and the resurrection, we could not have a relationship with God.
God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Corinthians 1:9
God not only wants a relationship with you, but He wants a CLOSE relationship. It is when time is spent with our Creator that the purpose of our lives comes into focus. The peace that was felt at the time of our redemption is felt only when we spend time with the Redeemer. We were created for Fellowship, to be connected with the Father. God is pleased with when we make time for Him. Time carved out of our busy lives to worship Him, have a conversation with Him through prayer or seek His counsel through His Word is time well spent. It is time developing a close relationship with the one who loves us the most. Know your purpose. Live your purpose. Pray. Worship. Read God’s Word. Let God’s purpose for you be the force that drives you today.
Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. Revelation 4:11
Pastor Julia Scott