What happens when we walk in the Light of Life? I believe that true fellowship occurs.
“Fellowship with God means warfare with the world,” said Charles E. Fuller.
“A habit of devout fellowship with God is the spring and strength of all our life,” H. E. Manning.
What does fellowship mean to you?
The word “feeloship” derived into the English language through the Angles and Saxons by “rubbing lives together.”
In the early days of the Angles and the Saxons, they lived in a rural society. The people didn’t have money, but they owned cattle – cows, goats, and sheep. They called their cattle, “fees.” The people bartered or traded cows, goats, and sheep as their means of exchange. For their purchases, they turned in their “fee” for the goods or services exchanged. Their “fee” exchange compares to our modern day paper money exchange for services or purchases– lawyer fee, doctor fee, design fee, coaching fee, or other purchases.
Neighbors paid a shepherd to watch their fees. On occasion, two neighbors become such good friends, loving and trusting one another, the neighbors broke down fences, which they had built to separate properties. They decided, why pay someone to watch their fees separately. They pooled their “fees” together, broke down the fences that separated them, and hired one person to watch over their “fees.” This type of “rubbing lives together” became known as “feeloship.”
How are you rubbing your lives together with other believers?
We have fellowship with Christ when we walk in fellowship with one another and sharing our possessions and ourselves, with no fences or walls built up between us. Fellowship is for our benefit.
Examples of five areas of fellowship located in Acts 2:46-47:
- Do life together
- Worship the Lord and receive the Word of God together
- Partake of meals from His Word together
- God to give us favor online as we promote Jesus
- Salvations to occur, believers to grow the Christ-full life
How much do you want this kind of fellowship with the Christ of the Word and with other believers? Let’s not live as bystanders, but as present participants in Christianity for the sake of the Kingdom of God. Get into the habit of seeking fellowship with Jesus first, and His kingdom and fellowship with believers. He is a present God who wants to live in our present circumstances and wants us to live with other believers in “feeloship.”
Today’s Tasting: 1 John explores our maturity as believers and our fellowship with God and others.
1 John 1:7: “If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.”
Tomorrow’s Delight: 2, 3 John
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