Yesterday, I returned from a meeting, sat down at my computer to get some work done only to find the computer indicate I wasn’t connected to any internet service. I immediately began to search for available networks to see if I could determine what was wrong. A message said there were no available networks for me, which I knew wasn’t true. The more I pursued, the computer told me a cable wasn’t properly plugged into the network. So, I went to the main computer and began checking every cable of the wireless network (which seems bizarre in and of itself that there are so many wires to a wireless network) to see if something was in fact unplugged.
Just to be on the safe side, I unplugged and re-plugged each cable to make sure it was secure. I knew there was a network in the building and on most days, my computer was friends with it and I was allowed to do my work. For some reason, they chose yesterday to have a spat. Once my computer was rebooted, wa-lah, the computer worked and was suddenly connected to my network. Crazy, right? I didn’t do anything magical. I simply made sure the connection to the power source was secure.
Have you ever had a day or a week or maybe even a year where you felt like you weren’t connected properly to the Power Source of life [Acts 1:8a]? As believers, we are completely helpless without being connected to the Lord. We simply can’t do anything [John 15:5]. We must check our connection regularly and make sure it it secure. This is done several ways.
- Prayer [Mark 1:35]- if Jesus needed it, so do we.
- Corporate worship [Hebrews 10:25]
- Study of the Word of God [2 Timothy 3:16]
Just as I had to go through several cords to make sure there was a secure connection for each one, we need to pursue our relationship with the Lord through prayer, corporate worship, and the study of God’s Word. We must make sure our connection with Him is where it needs to be in order for us to live the abundant life He intended for us [John 10:10].
Are you securely connected? Are you spending the necessary time and attention on your relationship with Him to live an abundant life? If not, what needs to change? It’s time to evaluate your connections and secure them.