Fellowship and Purpose are never meant to be separated.
If we look closely at God’s History, we see clearly that purpose flows out of fellowship. Clarity of purpose, mission, destiny and calling. There are frequent references to this reality.
Noah was given a special purpose and in Genesis 6:8 it is recorded that he “walked with God”.
Joshua was given a special name and a special purpose.
See Numbers 13:16 These are the names of the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land; but Moses called Hoshea the son of Nun, Joshua.
Again if we look closely at the lifestyle of Joshua we find he loved the presence of God and would stay at the Tent of Meeting in the cloud when he served Moses.
Abraham was given a special, special calling and name and tested when his relationship with Father suffered. (See Gen. 22)
David was given the greatest Kingdom purpose because of a special relationship he had cultivated with Father.
1 Sam. 16: 22 And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, “Let David now stand before me; for he has found favor in my sight.” 23 So it came about whenever the evil spirit from God came to Saul, David would take the harp and play it with his hand; and Saul would be refreshed and be well, and the evil spirit would depart from him.
How about you? How’s your relationship?
Let’s start our year with an emphasis on relationship and watch what God does.