Communion with God
Communion is a joyful two way process where God reveals Himself to us in love. Sometimes He may gently point out areas in our life that He wants us to address but other times He reveals His heart towards us and even future intentions. His Presence is our light and our truth. He affirms who we are in Jesus and leads us to worship in His very Presence, His holy hill.
“Oh, send out Your light and Your truth! Let them lead me; Let them bring me to Your holy hill And to Your tabernacle” (Psa. 43:3).
What a profound section of Scripture! It was the long expectation of Old Testament prophets that one day the Messiah would come and anoint His followers with the Holy Spirit. In the days of Jesus, John the Baptist admitted, “I indeed baptize you with water; but One mightier than I is coming, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire” (Luke 3:16).
The Holy Spirit was graciously poured out at Pentecost: a gift to the sons of God from that time forward to guide us into all truth (John 16:12-14, Rom. 8:14, Gal. 5:18), to lead us away from pure law keeping (Gal. 5:18) and bind us to Jesus. The Holy Spirit continually focusses us on Jesus: to understand Jesus, the light of the world (John 8:12), and His work of redemption in us (John 15:26).
God wants to communicate with us. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you” (Jer. 29:11-12).
Ask the Holy Spirit to guide you as you slowly read, prayerfully consider and humbly rely upon what God has revealed to us in his Word about how He wants to commune with you.
“His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust” (2 Pet. 1:3-4).
(All quotes are from the NKJV).