Seeing and Sharing Life With God

Michael Beck

God lets us pass through so many experiences because He wants our fellowship, and He wants us to have His fellowship in those experiences. I think of the verse which says, “Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity …” (Eccl. 9:9) The Hebrew word translated “joyfully” here is the common word ra’ah which over a thousand times is translated look at, see or behold. (Only a few times is it translated enjoy in the KJV.) So the verse is saying, “Look at every day and what is in it along with your spouse. See life together.”

When our spirit is joined to the Lord, He wants us to share His vision and His burden concerning all we see. When He sees righteousness He rejoices, when He sees wickedness, He is angered or grieved. His heart can skip, but it can also be weighed down. The Lord is truly looking for those who are willing to walk through life with Him, seeing what He sees, and feeling what He feels.

Fellowship is a two way street. We tend though to understand better what it means to share our hearts with the Lord, than what it is for Him to share His heart with us, even filling us with His own feelings. Jesus said to His church, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” (Revelation 3:20) How wonderful is the privilege and possibilities of a fuller life in the fellowship of Christ! Is there anything in all the world that can compare to this? To be filled with God Himself – to love along with Him, to hate with Him, to rejoice with Him, to sorrow with Him. May God be all in all His people.

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.