Have you ever been asked about someone from your past, and you reply by saying, “Oh, we just lost touch.” How does that happen? Fairly easily, actually, as people move away, get married and start their own families, find other interests and friends.
Yet, there are those relationships we work to maintain. It varies from person to person, but they can be our parents, siblings, cousins, children, or dear friends. We make the effort because we value the person.
What does it say about me as a person who claims to follow Christ when I lose touch with the one I’m supposed to be following?
Not so easy to stand firm in your faith, when you have no clue what the source of your faith desires, is it? As with Daniel’s resolve to stand firm against eating the king’s food, Jan Winebrenner writes it took the same firm commitment to keep her communion with God fresh and sweet.
I committed before God to keep the communion fresh and sweet between my Lord and me, even when times are smooth, easy. I can’t forget Jeremiah the prophet’s warning.Jan Winebrenner, Intimate Faith
“If you have raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble in safe country, how will you manage in the thickets by the Jordan?Jeremiah 12:5 (NIV)
When we don’t maintain our fellowship with Christ, we stumble in the safe country and can never manage on the rough roads of life.
Fellowship becomes essential to being able to walk in confidence through the ways of this world. God’s Word lights the path for our feet and enables us to see the traps along the way because we know Satan will do his best to set them.
What are you doing to enhance your fellowship with Jesus? What can freshen up the communion? Do you require a change of pace, a new way to study the Bible, or a prayer retreat? Whatever you choose, rest assured he’s there to meet you, and so pleased you chose to stay in touch.
Grace and Peace