In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1
From the very beginning God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit have lived in community. There has never been a time they have not known each other and worked together. In fellowship all three collaborated and created the universe with human beings as the pinnacle of their creation. Their dynamic and divine relationship initiated the incarnation of Jesus Christ. God the Son left His divine community in heaven to grow a righteous community on earth.
Indeed, the Trinity communes together in a love relationship as a model to all Jesus followers. We who know Christ are called into fellowship with one another. Together in awe, we submit to worship our loving and holy heavenly Father. Collectively we pray in the power of the Holy Spirit our counselor, comforter, and guide in life. And with great joy, we make known Jesus, the Savior of our soul to all who might believe and receive into their heart the Word made flesh!
“May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ,and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all” (2 Corinthians 13:14).
Moreover, the community of Christ followers gathers the first day of the week to worship with His church. You may say, “Can’t I be a Christian and not attend church?” Yes, of course. However, anyone serious in their commitment to Jesus will invest time with His bride the church. Being in community with other believers is about unselfish service, teaching and learning God’s word, joyful praise and worship, and remembering Christ’s love for us in corporate holy communion.
Furthermore, seek regularly to commune with the holy Trinity in love and adoration. Your sweet fellowship with the Father, Son and Spirit spills over into something special with your Christian friends. Community with the divine develops the divine within your intimate relationships. Perhaps you volunteer annually for a season of service at your church. Host a small group Bible study in your home or engage in a regular group prayer meeting. Gather together and you will become better. This is God’s will which He has modeled from the beginning with His Son and Spirit.
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing” (Hebrews 10:24-25).
Prayer: Heavenly Father, lead me to live the example of the Trinity in sweet fellowship with other followers of Jesus.
Related Readings: Isaiah 48:16; Galatians 4:6; Ephesians 4:4-6; Hebrews 9:14; 1 John 1:3
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