Saturday, January 10, 2015
Food and Fellowship and Choosing God Over Others
He will feed His flock like a shepherd; He will gather His lambs with His arms, and carry them in His bosom, and gently lead those who with young.
1 John 1:7
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.
We all need to be fed. We all need others. And we all need to make a choice between God and others or other things. If we are going to be ministers to each other, we must first put God first, at all cost, and get fed by the Word of God, and if we must also have fellowship with others. God gave us a choice in the Garden, Him or ourselves. We chose ourselves. We lost fellowship with God and we lost fellowship with each other. Adam and Eve felt naked and ashamed. They also could no longer get food for their souls because they were set apart from God. Adam and Eve made the choice to put their desires first, but should we? If we are ministers of the Word, whom should we choose?
We have so many distractions on Sunday morning. In the fall, there is football. We also may want to get away for a day, and the day we have left on our calendar is Sunday. There may be your child's sports or family visits. Or you may just not want to go to church that day for no good reason. Are you putting God first and getting fed by His Word? Like our bodies, our souls cannot function without food. And we need each other to be accountable to each other and to have the support of fellow brother and sisters in the family of God.
Let's put our own desires aside for a moment and give God our full attention, not just on Sunday, but everyday. Keep in fellowship with others as much as you can. Busyness can keep us from so many things, but we have to make God our first priority or we will starve. Who is your god today? And are you hungry and lonely?
Seek ye first the kingdom of God this weekend, and all week. Be blessed!