How to Have a Fellowship With God
How to have a fellowship with God - Think back on what makes your relationship strong with friends or family members; chances are, time together, open communication and mutual understanding come to mind.
Some believers may assume that new believers, as infants in Christ, cannot experience fellowship with Him until they display signs of transformation in their lives. Yet it is possible for believers to remain faithful by walking in His light, loving Him unconditionally, confessing their sins openly and meeting regularly with other Christians.
1. Spend Time With Him
Daily devotion to God should be one of the top priorities for every follower of Christ, so make it part of your schedule so you can get to know Him better and learn His Word more thoroughly. Additionally, prayer meetings provide an excellent opportunity to connect with other believers while sharing what you've been learning together and praying together.
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At first, this may seem difficult, but having some sort of daily ritual or schedule to stay consistent with spending time with Him and staying focused throughout your day may help. Though it may take some time to find an approachable routine that suits you perfectly if life throws unexpected curve balls your way - don't give up just yet! If something interrupts this plan or changes abruptly - just adapt accordingly until something works for you!
Prayer is an incredible way to open up communication with God about anything going on in your life, His character or just how you're feeling. You can pray alone or with others - both ways are equally effective if combined with reading Scripture as this will allow you to respond back with what you've learned from His Word and how it applies in your own life.
2. Read the Bible
No matter if you are just becoming Christian or have been one for some time, Bible reading is an essential component of prayerful communion with Him. Reading it provides us with spiritual strength, teaches us how to live a holy life, and how best to serve Him.
So, it is vitally important that you create the habit of reading scripture daily, but how should you go about doing that? There are various approaches people use when reading the bible - each offering its own advantages and disadvantages.
Integrating prayer into reading scripture is a great way to approach it. Begin with praying before opening any scripture, asking that your eyes may see and heart open up to His Word (Ps 119:18), and as you read scripture ask God to help guide your understanding further.
One way of reading scripture is book by book, beginning with the Gospels (Mark, Matthew, Luke and John), then Acts of Apostles and Post-Pentecost books such as Acts-Revelation. This method may help those who struggle with staying focused while reading.
Finally, many believers have discovered another approach to reading scripture which many have found particularly satisfying: reading God's words TO Him directly as you pray - 1 Thessalonians 5:17 notes this practice as one form of nonstop praying!
Once we develop true fellowship with the Holy Spirit, He assists in our prayer life. Prayer allows us to feel closer to God and open up more fully our understanding of scripture - this was why Jesus prayed so frequently: seeking spiritual insight that would guide His ministry and life journey; praying before, during and after events as well as when making decisions was an integral part of his relationship with his Father.
When praying, it is essential that we focus on what God has already revealed through Scripture and be honest about how our lives are unfolding. Furthermore, prayer should always be offered with reverence - this could mean kneeling before Him or asking His assistance in living according to His plan.
The Bible uses the Greek term koinonia to refer to what happens when believers come together spiritually. This term has often been translated as "fellowship." Koinonia is closely related to ekklesia which is translated as "church".
Fellowship with God is an eternal relationship; trust Him more, the more joy will fill our Christian life. Therefore, spending time in prayer and reading His Word every day is of vital importance; for this purpose Prayer & Bible Study Guides were developed as aids.
4. Share Your Life
Your fellowship with God should never be considered one-sided. To deepen it further, start sharing more of yourself with Him by journaling or going for walks - just talk to Him like any friend would!
Share with Him everything that's going on in your life: worries for those close to you, dreams and hopes you have, struggles you face - He is an attentive Father who wants to hear about them all! He wants us all to feel that He cares.
Discuss with Him any Bible passages you've read or are currently studying, whether this be on your own or with others studying together. Doing this can provide a deeper understanding of biblical doctrine and its teachings.
Your life can also be shared by sharing your faith. This can be accomplished in various ways, such as attending church services, inviting friends to church services or volunteering to assist those in need. By living a godly lifestyle you can show others that Christ is important to you and they'll see it through you - though knowing how best to approach this can be challenging as no one wants to come across as preachy or "holier-than-thou."
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