1 John 1:7 NKJV - "But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin."
God wants fellowship with you and me more than we want it with Him. It's always started with God. He loved us first, according to 1 John 4:19, and He chose us first, John 15:16. So it's no wonder that He chose us for Himself because He loved us. And it's God's delight to sit down with us and talk with us through His Word and through our prayers. He enjoys us!
And He has made it possible for us to "walk in the light" because that's where His Spirit will naturally lead us! And He also deals with the issues of our daily sins by always taking the effective work of the blood of the cross and constantly cleansing us from each transgression.
There's an old hymn that spoke about not letting anything between our soul and the Savior. The song encourages us to "keep the way clean, let nothing between." That's not only our responsibility but God keeps us on the "straight and narrow" by His work in our lives, rebuking us when we need it, disciplining us, and the correcting us. That's part of the purpose of the Scriptures according to 2 Timothy 3:16,17.
Thank God for His delight in you and thank Him for working hard to make it possible for us to enjoy fellowship with Him every day!
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Mt Ephraim Baptist Church | 25 S. Black Horse Pike | Mt Ephraim, NJ 08059
Senior Pastor, Stephen A. Eckardt | Email: email@example.com | Phone: 856.981.7288