Many do not understand the difference between fellowship and relationship. Fellowship is your current status. Relationship is your permanent position. If you are married, you can be out of fellowship with your spouse and still be married. You can be out of fellowship with your kids, and yet they are still your kids.
When you sin you don’t lose the relationship. You lose the fellowship.
Parents, as much as you try to raise your children in the right way, when they get older they’re going to make their own decisions. I hope this doesn’t happen, but you might have a child that does the very thing you despise the most.
You might have a child who, when they get older, never even talks to you. But nothing will ever change the fact that they belong to you. Nothing will ever change that.
The fellowship is damaged but the relationship will always be there, because they were born into your family and they cannot be unborn.
When you became a believer in Christ, you were born again into God’s family and you cannot be unborn. Although the fellowship with God has been broken, the relationship is still there. You’re only one step away from returning!
What should I do when I sin? One word: Return! It’s just that simple.
“If you return to me, I will restore you so you can continue to serve me.” (Jeremiah 15:19)
No matter what you’ve done. I don’t care how far you’ve fallen! God says, “Return and I will restore you!”