Encounters

Fellowship with God

1.What impacts my fellowship with God ?

Our fellowship with each other greatly depends on our relationship with God. Being in unity with my neighbor satisfies or pleases the heart of God. This issue also impacts my prayer life.

1 John 4:20 (AMP)

If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen.

Sin hinders our prayers

God answers prayer “because we do the things that are pleasing in his sight” (1John 3:22). Of course, God does not expect sinless perfection by our own strength. However, he does expect us to “hate what is evil and cling to what is good” (Romans 12:9).

2. Prayer + studying the word of God = 💯

As believers, we should be disciplining ourselves to spend time in prayer and studying the Word daily. I encourage young believers to spend at least 15 to 20 minutes a day to pray and study the bible.

Prayer without studying the word of God is a formula that will definitely not be successful.

During my first encounter with God, I went to my own room afterward not understanding what was happening with me. As I sat down on the floor I did not switch on the light; I only uttered 3 words: ” Lord, I believe.” Then I opened the bible on the table: Romans 5:1.

I was astonished because it was a direct answer to my response. I never had such experience before as I just read the bible like any ordinary book. I cried that night, not because I was sad, but because God became a reality to me.

3.Benefits of fellowshipping with God through reading the Bible.

  • You get to know and understand Him better through the Word.
  • You give God a chance to speak back to you.
  • You gain confidence and learn to answer appropriately.
  • You become spiritually stronger
  • Meditation becomes more effective as the word of God is in your heart and refrains through your head.
  • It enables you to gain knowledge and ammunition against the evil schemes of Satan.
  • It also clears our hearts and thoughts of strongholds.
  • It gives us a clearer vision.
  • It brings us in unity with others.
  • The heart of stone is being removed and a heart of flesh that is ready to forgive is given to us.

This is the breath and great source of life for those who are living close to God.

Love 💕

ChallEngEr

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11 thoughts on “Encounters

  1. Dear ChallEngEr,
    The Lord bless you…..yes I do hear you. I remember my first encounter with the Lord in my room with no bible, only a tract I found on the Subway 42 years ago. I always thought I was a Christian being raised as a Baptist, saying the sinner’s prayer as a child, but some 15 years later WHOA! He by the Holy Spirit opened my eyes, and I saw my sin, which was a lie, and granted the gift of salvation through the gift of repentance. I saw and knew He was real, and alive, and that I was NOT a true Christian as a child! I was overwhelmed, and like you I wept like a baby both because of my sin, but also I finally knew He was REAL! I wept for Joy also all at the same time! I was truly Born-Again by the Spirit and not by the flesh!
    I agree Prayer and reading the Lord’s Word with the guidance of the Holy Spirit assists us in growing. However, the Lord deals with each person individually, and what works for one, does not necessarily work for another. Myself, I shortly after being born-again got caught up in a Cult and the abuses suffered there, which were of the Hyper-Faith movement, Manifest Sons of God doctrine of demons, where fasting was mandatory, entering into His presence through prayer was forced upon us, and when it did not satisfy the demands of the Women pastor/teacher/prophetess she would explode with anger…..I hated prayer. Anyway, to this day I do not go on my knees, I just pray as I go through my day talking with Him, and as I read His Word, He does answer, sometimes I must wait for an answer, and He does in His time for His purpose.
    This was truly lovely, thank you for sharing…..the Lord Bless you abundantly….

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    1. You experience meeting the Lord sounds so similar.yes, everyone settles in his or her relationship with God.I remember how my mentor used to pray or rather talked with the Lord as she was making viffe and I liked that.Coming from the Catholic church prayer was an endless struggle to get through.🤪

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  2. Just a little addition, I think it good for you to read my testimony, it explains much of what I’ve been through and the faithfulness of our Dear Sweet Lord in keeping His promises to His Sheep. He shall NOT lose one of us…..if you don’t mind here is the link, you have not read this as of yet. https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/107159264/posts/2784034982
    Thank you for your patience……Lord bless you, In His Eternal Love…..

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