Make the Move

Think back to how many times you have moved from one address to another. For some people, that exercise doesn’t take much effort because they’ve lived in the home they grew up in. Then there are those average movers that have resettled less than a dozen times and have found their place. I counted sixteen times I have moved, and praise God I don’t see any more moving in the future. Moving, however, is not something we only do physically because of job changes or marriage, but it is also something you do spiritually. To experience God, you must move! You must move from a relationship with God into fellowship with God, and yes, there is a difference. A relationship with God through Jesus Christ can certainly open the doors of heaven when you die, but with a intimate fellowship with God, the life of God will flow through you.  So the question here is, are you in fellowship with God or just in a relationship with Him? If you’re in a relationship with God, you live with the “I don’t feel like it” attitude. I don’t feel like praying. I don’t feel like going to church. I don’t feel like reading God’s Word. In a relationship, you let your feelings mostly dominate your life when it come to spiritual matters. A relationship with God doesn’t create a sensitivity or concern for other, but fellowship does. Even those in fellowship with God have to overcome their feelings, but those in fellowship with God have recognized the value, satisfaction and the fulfillment their fellowship has brought into their lives.

Please hear this, the devil in hell doesn’t care if you have a relationship with God so long as you never move into intimate fellowship. He doesn’t want us to move into fellowship because he knows that’s where the victory is, and that’s where the abundant life is, and that is when your witness for Christ shines. So if you haven’t moved there, move! He saves us for fellowship. I have a relationship with many, many people, but they really don’t impact my life the way those do who I am in fellowship with. One thing I know, moving is not easy, it’s going to cost you. Jesus paid the price for our fellowship with God through His sacrifice on the cross for our sins, and fellowship with God will cost you some significant time out of your life. And you will find if it’s fulfilling enough, you will make every effort to be alone with Him, just like you would to spend time with a spouse or best friend.

Philippians 1:3-6 “I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete [it] until the day of Jesus Christ”


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