Friday, August 28, 2020

Keeping the Line of Communication With God Open

August 28, 2020


The word communion has many meanings.  Two special definitions of communion that I like are: 1) an act or instance of sharing, and 2) an intimate fellowship or rapport : communication.  This is what God desires with us.  He wants us to share with Him what is on our hearts and He cares how we feel.  He wants an intimate relationship with us. 

A rapport indicates an ability to have an easy conversation with another; a deep, close relationship in which each knows the other so well that they can talk openly and freely.  Synonyms for rapport are harmony and accord.  An agreeable combination.  This is the kind of communication we have with an old friend, or our spouse.  These people know us more intimately than anyone else. 

When we are in communion with God, we are in perfect union with Him.  We are abiding in Him.  There is a constant awareness of His presence in everything we do, every breath we take, every thought and feeling.  He shares them all with us. 

Along with this perfect union comes a deep intimacy.  You develop a familiarity and comfort with God that is deeper than what you would experience with a friend or loved one.  Out of this communion with God, we experience many benefits such as peace, joy and power. 

When we are in communion with God, we have an open pathway to receive His blessings as well as direction from Him.  It makes perfect sense that when our relationship is as it should be, we hear His voice more clearly.  The lines of communication are wide open.  We will have a better sense of His will for our whole lives as well as the small steps of our daily lives.  God can use this relationship to fulfill his plans for us.  He must be glad when we are open and willing to hear His voice.

This relationship with God will also give us the strength we need to face our trials and protect us against temptation.  When we are in communion with God, abiding together, He is right there with us every step of the way. 

Make it a point today to open your heart to communion with God.  Seek this special relationship with Him.  What a comfort to know He shares every care, sorrow and hardship along the way with us. 

The unspiritual self, just as it is by nature, can't receive the gifts of God's Spirit. There's no capacity for them. They seem like so much silliness. Spirit can be known only by spirit--God's Spirit and our spirits in open communion.  1Corinthians 2:14

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