Ephesians 4:30: And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
Here is the literal translation according to usage of Greek for the above verse.
Ephesians 4:30; And you will not be grieving, distressing, or making God sad who is Holy Spirit, and by Whom you were sealed until the day of the gathering together of His Church.
How you walk as a believer matters to God. When in fellowship with God, we communicate with him and he with us. He watches over us within the minute detail of every heart decision we make and tries to guide us to the healthiest, and best place. He thinks the best and rejoices in our victories. He never calculates evil against us. God is good always. So why do bad things happen to Christians?
Broken fellowship with God causes us to lose that guide factor. What causes broken fellowship? Ephesians 4:25-29. Attitude, ego, lies, pride, error and missing the mark with God or sin.
There is a poignant quote about this here is my version; A man was praying and said, “God, thank you for forgiving me of greed, selfishness, arrogance, and doing things my way, I’m about to get up for the day and I’m going to need a lot of help.
God knows his kids need his help to get through the day. He knows they need just the right word and the right time to heal a heart. He knows they need to take a left on the way to work instead of a right. He knows they want a good deal when they go to the grocery store. He knows they want to train up their children to be respectful. He has all kinds of ways to improve their life and pour on blessings. But they aren’t talking to him. They ignore him completely and go about their day without all that great advice. If you were him, wouldn’t that make you sad?
He’s our Father! He’s our Daddy! A parent loves hearing from their kids and imparting their wisdom. God is the perfect parent. He knows the solution to every problem there ever was and he’s willing and able to fix it. But we have freewill. We have to make the first move.
How do you fix it?
1 John 1:9; If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Something I just did! Just now! YEP me because this blog melted my heart! God melts my heart. You melt my heart!
The absolute best way to stay in fellowship after that is: God, if you were me how would you handle…? And really ask with an open hungry heart. I’m so blessed you are reading this today and that I got to write it. I’m blown away by the hunger out there for this material and it’s no accident that you and I are connecting over God’s Word. None of us are perfect. The last perfect guy was Jesus Christ. But we can aim for the mark. We can take our best shot and win more times than we lose. Be blessed today dear one. You matter to me, and you matter to God!