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Fellowship with the Lord (1 John 1:3)

Introductory Thoughts

A yoke was an instrument used to help two animals work together when plowing. The Lord Jesus said that believers should take His yoke upon them (Matthew 11:29). In other words, the Lord was saying that we should serve with Him in our service to Him. In 1 Corinthians 3:9, we learn that “we are labourers together with God.” Fellowshipping with the Lord means walking with Him (1 John 1:6-7), and walking with Him means being in agreement with Him (Amos 3:3). Just as God desired to fellowship with Adam (Genesis 3:8) and Enoch (Genesis 5:22), He desires to have fellowship with us today. It is very important that we have fellowship with other like-minded believers, but even more important that we fellowship with the Lord.

Devotional Thoughts

  • (For children): The Lord made everything (Nehemiah 9:6) simply by speaking things into existence (Hebrews 11:3). He knows all about us, even to the number of hairs on our head. The Lord said men ought always to pray, and Paul said to pray without ceasing. It's wonderful that the Lord wants us to talk to Him (1 Peter 3:12).
  • (For everyone):  Why would God desire to fellowship with His creation? Is fellowship more beneficial to the Lord or to us? What does this say about the personality of the Lord?
  • What areas of our lives should be based upon fellowship with the Lord? What are some areas in which we can know Him better by fellowship (hint: see Philippians 3:10)?

Prayer Thoughts

  • Ask the Lord to help you walk with Him.
  • Ask God to show you the importance of fellowshipping with Him.