God’s Word as a means to fellowship

Fellowship

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

How can we have fellowship with God?  We know that we’re called to fellowship and that it’s spiritual in nature, but how do we arrive at that kind of relationship with God?  There are two major means by which we can really fellowship with Him.  One is His way of speaking to us and the the other is our way of speaking to Him.

God chose to reveal Himself to us through Jesus, the image of the invisible God (Colossians 1:15).  His Word became flesh in the person of Christ (John 1:14) and since we don’t live in the time when Jesus walked the earth, what we have is the written Word of God.  This is the inspired, God-breathed, revelation of the Lord to mankind.  He speaks to us by means of the Scriptures.  If we want to hear from Him, we don’t need to look for signs or perform rituals.  We need to read.

Contained within the 66 books of the Bible are God’s answers to life’s questions, His outpouring of love, His story of redemption, His offer of forgiveness, His character and His will.  Searching with the intent of knowing God more intimately will lead to deeper fellowship with Him as we hear Him.