You can tell by some people’s countenance, the amount of charge left on their phone’s battery. They no longer can maintain focus and become as jittery as someone who has taken loads of caffeine on an empty stomach. Their peace is not restored until they are plugged in and have reached a level of charge. Even the less dramatic of us have our routines down for keeping our phones charged. With all the hours of charge attained overnight, in the car, or plugged in at work, our phones are already living life eternal here on earth.
We certainly have placed a great importance on our connection to the world. But do we recognize that of GREATER importance is our ability to maintain a constant connection to God? If you don’t believe me, here are some scriptures below highlighting the importance of living through God.
John 15:5 – I am the vine, ye [are] the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
Psalm 1:1-3 – Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked …2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. 3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season.
Joshua 1:8 – This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
Do you ever ask yourself if you are living a life harder than it needs to be? Do you ever wonder if the answers to your life’s greatest questions could come to you much more easily than they have so far? Could your victories come more naturally and swiftly to you? Is it possible that you are fighting the wrong battles? Then I have these words for you.
GET PLUGGED IN. STAY PLUGGED IN.
Ironically enough, in our connect group meetings, almost every other person spoke deeply about deepening their reliance on God for guidance. Thank God for the wisdom He has bestowed upon us to recognize the need for His constant presence in our lives. Below are a few simple but key things we can do to keep that consistent connection alive.
• Make time for your relationship with God – Like we do with all our important relationships on earth, we have to set apart time for our relationship with God. The time set apart for prayer, reading the word and worshiping should not be secondary, but rather a mainstay on your schedule.
• Praying in the spirit – When you pray in tongues, you are yielding to the Holy Spirit who dwells in you. Then you are allowing that same Spirit to pray through you, so you are in tune with Him.
• Obeying God’s guidance – Obedience to God builds faith and sets you up for achieving great success. Nothing jeopardizes your constant connection to God more than continued disobedience. As the word says, “If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love.” (John 15:10)
My plea and prayer for us all is that we allow God to be God in our lives and stay connected to Him. Look up at the verses shared at the top of the article; if you want your life to have to results that have been bolded in those verses, abide in Him, for it has been clearly stated that without Him, we can do nothing.
-Tunbosun ‘Abdul’ Ibrahim