1 John 1:3
“That which we have seen and heard and declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.”
Until you have fellowship with God you really don’t know what fellowship is all about. Consider Adam and Eve, it was out of Adam’s fellowship with God that brought about his relationship with Eve. As long as Adam walked in fellowship with God his relationship with Eve was good. But when Adam got out of fellowship with God his relationship with Eve was affected too.
Jesus came to bring us back into fellowship with God and when we believe on him it not only affects us but every relationship in our lives. Until we believe on Jesus Christ we don’t know love and if we don’t know love we don’t know peace and joy.
The disciples had been with Jesus they walked with him they talked with him they ate with him they were in fellowship with him, he called them friends. All that they experienced with Jesus affected every relationship in their lives.
Therefore, the magnitude of our relationship with God is the magnitude of our relationship with other people. By the same token, the magnitude of our relationship with other people is the magnitude of relationship with God. For example, if you can go days without talking to God, chances are you go days without talking to other people you’re in relationships with. And if you go days without talking to people in your other relationships, chances are you are not talking to God.
It’s what we have seen, heard, looked upon and handled that we give to other people. As we see Jesus, as we are attentively listening to his voice, as we are gazing upon his loveliness and embracing his presence; that is the magnitude of what we give in all other relationships.