God is not just a resource center from which we can get everything we need, no matter how noble our motives. He is a living being who seeks our fellowship….yet, many view Christ simply as a grocery store to which they can bring their shopping list and have all the items on it filled in.
Let's not let keys and a screen replace the need we have for human contact, warm words and someone to wipe away our tears. Let's not let it become ante-social media. Let's be the kind of friend that will be there in person to provide a shoulder to cry on, not just post a sad faced emoji. Let's be the friend that brings food to a grieving family, not just post a recipe. Let's use social media as a supplement to face-to-face friendships.
We reach a certain stage of fellowship with Christ, in spiritual apprehension and moral attainment, and find great joy in it. But this seems to fade, until we become conscious that we are called to something higher. The Lord is gone before us to prepare the next resting-place. Then everything depends upon our response. We may stay where we are, becoming more and more torpid in spirit. Or we may, in Paul's phrase, 'press on.' If we do this, we find the Lord meeting us and leading us to the next resting-place.
I have never found nothing in all my travels of life that would anyway compare with the fellowship that we have together when we're alone, He and I. There's no sweeter communion. It's greater than the love for anything, for wife, children, or anything, is the love of Christ. It's so good.
You cannot have fellowship with the world and with the Holy Spirit at the same time. You've got to abstain from the things of the world, live clean, honorable, upright, and holy, then the Holy Spirit will dwell with you, and will work with you, and will perform miracles through you, and will heal you, give you joy, peace, and love, and long-suffering, goodness, gentleness, matienc--patience, and faith. If you will walk in God's way, there's plenty of Holy Spirit.
If you start anywhere without Christ, trouble's on its road. Just as soon as the devil sees you out of fellowship with Christ, right then he will set out for you as hard as he can. Just as soon as he sees you away from prayer, away from consecration, Satan will catch you right then if he possibly can.
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