And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. 20 For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.21 But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.” (ESV)
I have been encouraging my brothers and sisters in Christ just how lonely this life in Christ can be. If Jesus is the center of our lives, He effects every area especially when it comes to those around us who are walking in darkness. They hate the light. They don't want anything to do with the light. This is important to grasp just how difficult this can be when it comes to needing advice. What happens to someone who has no fellowship with other believers, the tendency is to begin to follow after the ways of the world. "You can do it a different way." "If it feels good do it." "Rules are made for breaking, so go ahead and break the rules."
Jesus also said: "I am the way, the truth, and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me."
He is our life. He is our joy. He has to be our satisfaction. If His not then we begin to allow the world to influence us and the way we think becomes unbiblical. Apart from Him we can do nothing. More and more I realize just how important our fellowship with other believers is. They are the ones who bring us back to scripture. They are the ones God uses to bring us to repentance. Do we need other believers? Yes. Do we look to scripture for giving advice? Do we feel alone in our walk with Jesus? Is He sufficient? Are satisfied in Jesus when we are all alone? These are the questions I have been asking. If we say no, are we really disciples of Jesus? I leave with this: are you satisfied in Jesus?