1 John 1:5–7
5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
Many Christians are confused as to why they aren’t experiencing fellowship (i.e. deep connection) with God and other Christians. John writes that obedience to the way of Jesus (i.e. walking “in the light”) is necessary in order for that connection to be experienced in any real way. We cannot expect to feel connected to God and other Christians if we living in whatever way suits us.
Where am I playing “fast and loose” in terms of my obedience to God, but expecting His blessing to come nonetheless?