Daily Devotional – 11/3/15 “Where’s the fellowship?”

How can we say we are ‘fellowshipping’ together if we aren’t on the same accord? Fellowshipping means we are gathering together with the same intent and purpose; a group of like-minded people coming together. Oh, you didn’t know that? Well, if we gather for a birthday party; everybody’s intent should be to celebrate whosoever birthday it is, right? It’s the same way with worship. If we all serve the same God, shouldn’t our intent be to worship Him during our fellowship? Shouldn’t our purpose be to follow Him, His teachings and give Him praise during our fellowship? If you aren’t doing that, when you fellowship, you need to rethink some things. Going to a building on Sunday doesn’t make you part of the fellowship if your intent isn’t the same as the others gathered. If the purpose of a church building is to worship God and you’re going there so that you can keep your status up, you are going for the wrong reason. If you are going into God’s house because you are the head of whatever board, you are going for the wrong reason. If you are going to God’s house simply because you are the one who counts the money yet you can’t be counted into fellowship, you are going for the wrong reason.

Fellowship

This is why Hebrews 10:25 says, “And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.” How can you encourage me when we are on different pages or standing on uncommon ground? Chile, I can’t listen to you, in God’s house, especially if we don’t have the same intent to serve our God. Please understand, you can have your role (in God’s house) but don’t allow it to overshadow the reason why we fellowship. You can serve in your capacity but don’t allow it to dominate the purpose of the shepherd God has ordained and put in place to lead His sheep (if he or she is leading you in the right direction). Acts 2:42 says, “All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer,” but how can we sit down to eat together when we are at odds? What happened to the fellowship? What happened to gathering together to worship God? What happened to going to church for deliverance instead of mess? What happened to following the pastor instead of our own agendas? What happened to helping one another? Where are the true Saints of God? Where is the fellowship among God’s people? Where’s the fellowship?

Published by Pastor LaKisha

LaKisha Johnson is an author of thirty Christian Fiction novels, devotionals and journals. She writes from her heart, as she hopes the messages, on the pages, will relate to every reader.  Ask her and she’ll tell you, ”It’s not just writing, its ministry.” Over the course of her career, she’s won the 2018 Drunken Druid Book of the Year Award for her book, The Forgotten Wife, 2019 Top Shelf Christian Fiction Book of the Year for Dear God: Hear my Prayer, 2020 Distinguished Authors Guild Award for her book, I’m Not Crazy and was a 2020 TopShelf Women’s Fiction Finalist for her book, When the Vows Break. In addition to being a self-published author, she’s also a wife of 22 years, mother of 2, Asst. Pastor of Macedonia MB Church in Hollywood, MS; Sr. Business Analyst with FedEx, Devotional Blogger and more. She’s a college graduate with 2 Associate Degrees in IT and a Bachelor of Science in Bible.   LaKisha writes from the heart, and this is why she doesn’t take the credit for what God does. If you were to strip away everything, you’d see that Lakisha is simply a woman who boldly, unapologetically and gladly loves and works for God.

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