Communion with God: What, Why, and How

Communion with God is a very important aspect of our lives as Christians. It shouldn’t be once in a while, but consistent throughout our lives. However, our world presents us with a load of distractions that threaten to take us away from God. We must resist the temptation to ditch communion with God as this is when He speaks to us.

In this post, we will discuss what communion with God is, why we should have communion with Him, and how we can establish communion. We believe that after reading this post, many of your questions about this subject should be answered.

What is Communion with God?

Praying and studying the Word are key aspects of communion

When you hear the word “communion,” what comes to mind? Do you think of breaking bread and drinking wine with other believers in the church? In a way, you are right, but communion is a lot more than that.

Communion means “to share.” It refers to a relationship where the Holy Spirit shares with you and you share with Him. What are you sharing? Communication. When you view communion with God as communication, then you will realize that it is a two-way street.

According to John Piper, communion is a presentation and communication of God to us and along with our joyful response to Him. He says it is “joyful” because if God reveal Himself in wrath, we would be scared, and there wouldn’t be any communication. As such, God presents Himself to us in unfathomable love and we respond in joy to His unbelievable perfection. Even when He corrects us with His rod, we are still joyful in His loving discipline.

Why is Communion Important?

God wants to establish a relationship with every one of us. This is why He visited the Garden of Eden in the cool of the day to fellowship with Adam and Eve. Christianity is more of a lifestyle than a religion. A lifestyle where we become like Christ through consistent fellowship with Him. This brings us to the question, “why should we have daily communion with God?”

Jesus Christ extends an invitation to us in Matthew 11:28-30. He says, “come unto me and I will give you rest.” Anyone that responds to this invitation has a glorious exchange with God. While you get delivered from your labor and heavy load, He gives you His easy yoke. How can two be yoked together if they don’t communicate?

Our relationship with God shouldn’t just be for what we want. It should be to take Him upon us until we are transformed into His very nature. This is why Romans 12:2 talks about being transformed by the constant renewing of our minds. We can only be constantly renewed in our minds when we have communion with God daily.

The more time we spend with Him, the more like Him we become. As such, we begin to display His creative abilities, ingenuity, unfathomable love, and mind-blowing power. We begin to display all of these qualities and more in our different spheres of influence. The same way the disciples and apostles did in the book of Acts that made the people of Antioch refer to them as “Christians.”

Communion How?

How do you establish communion with God? Do you need to go on a fast and retreat to establish communion with the Father? Not necessarily. Sometimes, you may require a fast or spend some time on the mountain. However, communion should be a constant process that should engage in while going through our daily routines.

There are several things that you can do to establish communion with God. Here are a few pointers to help you out:

  • Cultivate a genuine hunger for studying the scriptures.
  • Spend time meditating on God’s Word.
  • Dedicate specific times during each day to pray.
  • Do not forsake the assembly of the righteous.
  • Listen to and study Christian-based materials.

Remember that the more time you spend with God, the more like Him you become. He begins to rub off on you. Soon, your thoughts, speech, and actions will be transformed.


Communion with God should govern our daily routine. As we commune with God, our lives will experience an unbelievable transformation. Share with us in the comments how else you can establish communion with the Father. Meanwhile, spend some time reading through the articles on GodKulture to grow your faith this year.

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