There's Nothing like Sweet Communion with Jesus (7 of 14) by Ken Trivette

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There's Nothing like Sweet Communion with Jesus (7 of 14)
Series: The Book of Ruth
Ken D. Trivette
Ruth 2:14-17

1. No doubt, one of the most popular hymns that has ever been written is C. Austin Miles' hymn, "In The Garden." One day as Miles read John chapter 20, his heart was deeply moved by the scene of Mary as she talked with Jesus in the garden. Miles said, "I thought to myself, this is not an experience limited to a happening almost 2000 years ago." He realized with great force in his heart that day, that he as well as every believer could enjoy such fellowship and communion with the Lord.

2. Miles that evening wrote:

And He talks with me, And He walks with me,
And He tells me I am His own,
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.

3. Another song writer has well expressed it:

There's nothing like sweet communion,
Sweet communion with Jesus;
There's nothing like sweet communion with Him.
When we fellowship with Jesus,
With His manna He feeds us,
There's nothing like sweet communion with Him.

4. As we continue looking at the story of Ruth we see her enjoying sweet communion with Boaz. She is growing in her knowledge of Boaz, becoming more acquainted with him, and getting closer to him. Paul expressed the passion of his life in Philippians 3:10, "That I may know Him." Knowing Christ is what spiritual growth is all about. It is becoming acquainted with Christ. It is getting closer to Christ. Communion and fellowship with Christ is an essential step in this process and in the matter of spiritual growth.


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