Jesus Invites You to Fellowship With Him

Did you know God wants the pleasure of your company? That’s right. Jesus wants to fellowship with you.

In the same way we enjoy close friends, we can experience closeness with the Lord. As time with my friends refreshes me, walking with God sustains and restores me. In fact, apart from Him my life is barren—no joy, no love, no peace.

 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me” (Jn. 15:4 ESV).

How to Walk in Close Fellowship with Jesus

How do we walk in close fellowship with the Lord? We walk by faith, and we walk in the light. Let’s hone in on what it means to walk in the light.

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Walk in the Light

This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all. So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness; we are not practicing the truth. But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin” (1 Jn. 1:5-7 NLT).

Picture walking in inky darkness with a friend who is carrying a lantern. If you stay in the light, you stay in step with your friend. But if the light moves and you stay planted, or if you choose to blaze your own path, the moment you leave the light you also leave the company of your companion.

Walking in the light connects us to Jesus. Staying close to Jesus keeps us in His light. Let’s look at two light sources.

  • God’s Word Is a Lamp.

Your word is a lamp to my feet. And a light to my path” (Ps. 119:105 NASB/95).

How can a young person stay pure?
By obeying your word. …
I have hidden your word in my heart,
that I might not sin against you” (Ps. 119:9, 11 NLT).

Trusting and obeying the Bible keeps us in the light of truth. As we practice its values and truths, the fog melts. The path becomes clear. And we experience the sweet fellowship of Jesus.

For example, the Bible may not name the person you are to marry or to work with, but it tells you the kind of people to avoid and the kind to be with (Pro. 13:20). We experience God’s pleasure when we follow His word.

  • Jesus Is the Light of the World.

Jesus said, ‘I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life’” (Jn. 8:12 NIV).

Walking in the light means staying close to Jesus. Whether we’re unburdening our hearts, sharing a laugh, or marveling at creation, we make a habit of including Him in our everyday routines. We talk to Him and include Him in all of our decisions, not just the big ones.

As we walk with Him we become more sensitive to His promptings. He nudges us to reach out and encourage someone, to pray for someone in need, and to see His work in and around us. We hear His whispers of reassurance and understanding.

This week practice the Lord’s presence when:

  • you wake
  • brush your teeth
  • enjoy His creation
  • recognize a specific blessing
  • drive your car
  • take a walk
  • eat your meal

You get the idea. The more we delight in Jesus, the better we recognize His presence. Our eyes open to His special love notes throughout each day. A life shared with our best Friend is rich indeed.

If you’re not experiencing the closeness you long for with Jesus. Tell Him. Ask Him to help you walk in the light.

What helps you practice God’s presence in your everyday life?

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Blessings,

Debbie Wilson

Resources

Little Faith, Big God dedicates a whole chapter to Enoch and how God pursues the pleasure of your company.

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22 Comments

22 Comments

  1. Ann J Musico

    The first thing I do when my eyes open in the morning is to say good morning to my Father, Lord Jesus and Holy Spirit and the last thing before I close my eyes is to say good night. Every moment in between I am depending on Him. I talk to Him constantly throughout my day and I can’t imagine going through a day without Him!!

    • Debbie Wilson

      Amen, Ann! And it shows!

  2. Yvonne Chase

    I love the example you offer that God does not tell us who to marry by name, however, he tells us who not to marry by telling us the kind of people to avoid and the kind to be with. Amen! And yes, I do experience God’s pleasure when I follow His word.

    • Debbie Wilson

      The guidance is there if we’ll seek Him, isn’t it? Thanks Yvonne.

  3. Jan

    Love your inky blackness analogy…makes so much sense.

    • Debbie Wilson

      Good. Thanks, Jan.

  4. Connie O'Neil

    I love being close to him and getting the nudges of what he wants me to do!
    Thank you Debbie

    • Debbie Wilson

      I do too, Connie!

  5. Amy Jung

    So simple—the more we delight the more we recognize His presence. Yet we need to be reminded because we get distracted. Thank you for the reminder!!

    • Debbie Wilson

      Amy, I get distracted too. Thank you.

  6. Donna

    I love the focus on LIGHT here, Debbie. Truly the Light of His Presence is with us in even the every day activities. I used to think I had to get everything done, and THEN I could sit with Jesus, but how beautiful to experience Him along the way!

    • Debbie Wilson

      Doesn’t that make all the difference? Thanks, Donna.

  7. J.D. Wininger

    Always love your posts Ms. Debbie, but this one really hit home for me this week. Sometimes, I forget that prayer is that open line of communications to God and that when I say “amen” at the end it’s like hanging up the phone. I love the idea of keeping that line to God open so I can talk with Him throughout the day. I think it’s what R.C. Sproul called “Coram Deo”, living your life before the eyes of God. Thank you for the blessing of a gentle reminder sweet friend.

    • Debbie Wilson

      J.D., I like your analogy of keeping the phone line open. When we had land lines we had to hang up to go about our day. Now we can take our calls with us. Pausing to intentionally connect with my Lord throughout the day fills my soul. Blessings to you, my friend.

  8. Barbara Harper

    Isn’t it amazing that He wants our fellowship? I’m so thankful we can fellowship with Him at any moment all throughout the day.

    • Debbie Wilson

      It is! I am too, Barbara!

  9. Yvonne Morgan

    Amen! The more time I make by reading scriptures, praying and listening for God, the closer my walk becomes. Great words of wisdom Debbie

    • Debbie Wilson

      Yes! Thank you, Yvonne.

  10. Joanna Eccles

    Thanks for the reminder to walk in the light of God’s love for me and remember that apart from Him I can do nothing.

    • Debbie Wilson

      Thank you, Joanna!

  11. Nancy Head

    What a great message, Debbie! God bless!

    • Debbie Wilson

      God bless you too, Nancy.

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