Have you considered what it takes to have fellowship sweet with the Lord? Here’s a song by John H. Sammis that reminds me that fellowship is two-ways and if we meet that two way test, we can indeed have fellowship sweet.
1. When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will, He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.
Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
2. Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.
3. Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief or a loss, not a frown or a cross,
But is blessed if we trust and obey.
4. But we never can prove the delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows, for the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.
5. Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet,
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way;
What He says we will do, where He sends we will go;
Never fear, only trust and obey.
Let us look at the pointers – our side of the bargain – we are to
- Walk in the light of His Word
- Do His good will
- Trust and obey
- Lay all on the altar
And what are the rewards and His side of the bargain?
- He sheds light on our way
- He abides with us still
- His smile drives the shadows, the fears, the tears away
- He rewards us for the toils, for burdens, sorrows we bear along the way
- His favour and joy He places within us
- He walks beside us wherever He leads……..
Yes, we need only trust and obey… for that sweet fellowship with Jesus.
Take that necessary step towards Him and He will run to you! Be blessed.
Have you ever wondered why you do not enjoy the fellowship that He so much wants to have with us? Stop and take a review… Don’t blame Him for the shortfall you have received because He always keeps to His Word and never lies.
Have you kept to your side of the bargain?… indeed it will be a bargain in results if you do. Come back to your first love for Him… if you take one step towards Him, He, your true Father will take many steps toward you. He wants to have sweet fellowship with you.
“Behold I stand at the door and knock, if any man will hear my Voice and will open the door, I will come in and sup with him.” Revelations 3:20
“And he (the prodigal son) arose and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. And the son said unto him, Father I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him: and put a ring on his right hand, and shoes on his feet: and bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it, and let us eat, and be merry: For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found, And they began to be merry. “ Luke 15:20-24