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‘Fellowship And Practice Truth’ by @0rode #LAFruits Devotional

June: SANCTIFIED FOR FRUITFULNESS
Reading: Psalm 114, 1 John 1

@thelafamily June 29

 

Fellowship And Practice Truth

TEXT: “But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7 (NKJV)

 

No matter our past sin(s), our lives continue the record of God’s triumph in the life of all who believe in the gospel. Don’t be ashamed! Jesus is alive in all who believe. And for many unbelievers, or backsliding believers, your testimony of triumph brings the word to life. Apostle John reminds us how it all began for him and the apostles (1 John 1:1-3). Where was your beginning when you encountered Christ? What have you heard? What have you seen? Without Jesus sharing the intimacy of His journey of purpose to the cross with John, and the apostles, we will not know God as we do today.

And our lives continue to bring to life that “God is light and in Him is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5). Fellowship is a relationship with people who will stay the course through our highs and lows, especially those unafraid to tell us when we are wrong. It does not require us to be ‘godly’ so don’t wait until you are completely ‘sanctified and pure’ before you feel you can relate with other believers or be of use to God.

All believers are overcoming sin. When we relate to strong people of faith, often those who have been through the fire of sanctification, we can build up our own faith and stop deceiving ourselves by continuing in sin (1 John 1:8), especially those less obvious ones like parking illegally, gossip, bitterness etc.

Your journey is one through which we can rejoice the glory of God in you. Let us recognise and praise God for the work begun in each of us. We do not have to be perfect in order to fellowship. We only need to be faithful, persistent, and be ready to ‘practice the truth.

LEARN and APPLY: John encourages us to seek fellowship not just with Christ but each other; when we do, our joy will be full (1 John 1:4).

Pray: LORD, shine Your glory in me. Cleanse me, beautify the ugliness of my sinful past and let others see and want to be saved by You too, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Written by Orode Faka of @thelafamily