Sony’s Thoughts: God Created Us For Fellowship

Last night, as I was putting away laundry, a song popped into my head which happens often. What was surprising, though, was that the song was by TobyMac who used to be with DC Talk. I am not into rap, and I don’t think I’ve heard the song in a while but the line that jumped out at me was “I was made to love and be loved by You.” Do you ever stop to think about the fact that we were created to have fellowship with God?

I don’t know why God would want fellowship with selfish, stubborn me but the thought that He does makes me want to praise Him even more. It gives me a greater desire to become a person He would delight in, a person that He could point to when talking to satan and He would say, “Have you considered my servant Sony, that there is none like her on the earth?” I think we sometimes think of Job as super human but he was simply a man who “feared God and [stayed away from] evil” (Job 1:8). Is that us? When faced with temptation, do we go the opposite direction so that it doesn’t interrupt our fellowship with God? Or do we care more about what people think of us than what God does?

People get so wrapped up in “not forsaking the assembling of yourselves together” but do you forsake assembling with God? If we fail in that, our fellowship with the saints amounts to nothing. We have nothing to give our Brothers and Sisters if we have received nothing from the Lord, and we won’t receive from Him if we neglect Him.

If you haven’t done so already, take some time to get alone with God and let Him know how much you appreciate everything He has done for you. You will be extremely blessed as you begin to feel His love and delight at the time you take for Him. He is waiting.


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  1. So very true. Your questions are deeply probing and make me feel ill at ease and unworthy before God, but so very true. Your insights on the fellowship factor are right on, Sony. It is impossible to fully grasp the scope of His need, but I think one reason why He allows us to endure life’s storms and valleys is so we’ll run to Him in desperation, thereby accomplishing fellowship.