WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
“If we say we have fellowship with Him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.”
1 John 1:6 (ESV)
GETTING STARTED WITH GOD: FOLLOWING JESUS ALWAYS CHANGES ME
Somewhere in the beginning of each day, you probably find yourself looking at your reflection in the mirror. Many of us never give a second thought as to how that reflection is produced. All surfaces reflect some light, but only a special type of surface reflects light in such a way that it can form a mirror. In 1835 German chemist Justis von Liebig devised a process for coating plates of glass with metallic silver. This was the beginning of the mirror as we know it today and helped it become a common household item. The mirrors in our homes are made in similar fashion by evaporating a very thin layer of silver onto glass. (Clark Graham)
1 John 1:6 teaches that people who “have fellowship” with God reflect the light of God’s holiness. Fellowship with God is about a relationship with Jesus and not about religion. And when we have a saving relationship with Jesus we reflect Him in our lifestyle. John used strong language and called people liars who continued to have more fellowship with darkness than with light and still claimed to be Christians.
No one likes being called a liar. But if you were honest with yourself, is there a chance John would call you a liar? Fellowship with God is about a relationship with God that is transformative. Take some time and read James 1:22-25. Ask God to show you what your faith looks like in a mirror.