Christians, recently I was getting connected to the internet, logging in, seeing my signal strength and was realizing how much our digital age is equivalent to our connection with God. I realized to get that wireless connection, I click on my router and find my source. We must also seek out our connection with God.
Recently at a WiFi hotspot, I clicked on the server and a screen popped up, before I could use the site, I had to agree to the terms and conditions. Lost people have no connection to God. He hears the prayers of the righteous because they have agreed to HIS terms and conditions, so He allows the connection.
I think how important it is to have a secure connection with God. Unsecured connections leave the door open for evil spirits, bad counsel, deception and lies. A secure connection is a clean heart. The enemy is like an internet hacker, who sends out spam email messages, nonsense, depravity, perversion, if we open the email a virus could come in, attack our system, threaten our connection and harm our testimony and walk with God. We must be prudent in our spiritual lives, like we are in our technological lives. We are all aware of the dangers of surfing bad sites and opening email from unknown sources.
Sometimes we feel like God is not answering our “knee mail” (prayers); maybe we feel as though our connection has dropped. Like any good hotspot, the key is PROXIMITY!
Intimacy with God ensures great connectivity. The closer you are, the more signal strength, stronger connections always mean faster downloads. When you are waiting on God, don’t you want to ensure the fastest downloading speeds possible? If you feel a slow connection: fast and pray. It is a great way to increase your signal strength.
Lastly, we must make sure sin is not present. Blatant sin = going against the ‘Terms and Conditions’. God has the right to boot you off the connection if you are not following terms and conditions. This does not mean He leaves you or forsakes you, but Christians, you know the feeling when you knowingly sin, the conviction of the Holy Spirit, the feeling of a “dropped connection”. When you repent, He will connect you back up. Be aware of the interference from others/the enemy. God desires a good, strong, clear connection with you to download His Word, knowledge, strength, revelation and hope to fulfill His will, In Jesus Name, Amen.
In the next verses, imagine the Vine and Branches representing your connection to God:
Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in me. I am the Vine, you are the branches. Whoever live in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing. John 15:4-5 (AMP)
They have lost connection with the head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow. Colossians 2:19 (NIV)
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, you double-minded. James 4:8 (NASB)
Prayer is the key to a strong connection:
The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous. Proverbs 15:29 (NIV)
Confess to one another therefore your faults (your slips, your false steps, your offenses, your sins) and pray [also] for one another, that you may be healed and restored [to a spiritual tone of mind and heart]. The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]. James 5:16 (AMP)
For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil. 1 Peter 3:12 (NIV)
written and posted by Daniel Poggensee | 2017