The word “communion” is often used to refer to the Lord’s Supper as in “we take communion every Sunday.” However, it has a much broader meaning.
The word translated “communion,” from the Greek word “koinonia,” is often translated “fellowship.” It is also rendered “contribution,” “companion.” “partaker,” and “partner.”
Communion is not relegated to a single act on Sunday. We enjoy communion with God 24/7. The Bible says “our fellowship is with The Father and his Son Jesus Christ” (1John 1:3). He is our constant companion. We share in the Divine nature We are partners together with God in His work. And we partake of the spiritual blessings in Christ. (2 Peter 1:4; 2Cor 6:1; Eph 1:3, Ps 139)
Our goal should be a deeper devotion, a closer communication, and a more intimate relationship with our Heavenly Father. John Eldridge, in The Sacred Romance observed that we too often replace communion with God by activities for God. The focus becomes work instead of grace; programs instead of passion; and rules instead of relationship.
Today, and each day, may we draw near to God with a true heart in full assurance of faith (Heb 10:22) and daily communion with Him.
–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman
2 responses to “Communion With God”
With respect to the legitimate fears stated by John Eldridge, all of us might be encouraged by applying Heb. 6:10-12; Col. 3:23 & 1 Cor. 15:58; 1 Jn. 2:3-5, to our lives.
Indeed. God calls, through the Bible, a proper balance and scriptural application of ALL of His Truths to our relationship with Him.