How Is Your Connection to God?
Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus
Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation. 2 Corinthians 5:18 NKJV
It is not what you know; it is who you know. Do you have connections? In our world today, everything is about being connected. We are getting the 5G mobile connection technology on our phones now, making it easier than ever to connect to various platforms on multiple devices. But technological advances will not stop there. We will have 6G and 7G mobile connections soon.
Today, we do not have to wait on technology and can have a “G7,” a God-given, connection right now that connects us to miracles, signs, and wonders. First, this is a glorious connection, like going from dial-up internet to high-speed internet. We want a connection that is not just with a human but with God.
Second, we want a generational connection. Christianity is always just one generation away from either covering the world or going extinct. It simply depends on how connected the faith of one the generation is to the next.
Third and fourth, we have a glad and grateful connection. Just think about it: you are connected to God! No matter what is happening in your life right now, being connected to God is something to be glad and grateful about having.
Fifth, this is a growing connection. Healthy things grow. We cannot be content with where we are with God or in our effectiveness in reaching the lost. We must be committed to continuously expanding the kingdom of God and growing our spirituality.
Sixth, as excited as we may get about growth, we never outgrow a gracious connection. We should always be known for being gracious, giving God all the glory for everything He has given us.
Seventh, this connection must be generous. I know many of you have this connection today, but do not let your hearts grow cold in giving. Generosity cannot be learned by osmosis. If you want your kids to be generous, you will have to intentionally teach them how to be givers.
What can you do today that demonstrates your connection to God? Allow that action step to become a new habit by doing it on a routine basis. Then, watch how your life begins to produce fruit consistent with someone connected to God daily.
Father God, thank You for calling me into a wonderful connection with You! There is so much to this connection with You that I will need help to live it. Continue to help me live out every aspect of being connected to You in Jesus’ Name
Upcoming Connect 21 Events
- Saturday Morning Prayer (Jan 15th @ 9 am at The Way UMC – Latimer Hall)
- Sunday Morning Service (Jan 16th @ 10 am at River Ridge High School)