Staying Connected and Synch’d

How do you stay connected?  Do you stick to WiFi or strictly cellular service?  Are you out in boonies where you’re blessed to have LTE or do you have 4G?

What about your apps between devices?  Do you have any apps that won’t synch data back and forth?  I have one and that’s about all I can take.  But it is a really good one (other than that), so I keep it.

For,  “Who can known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ.  1 Corinthians 2:16 

To have the mind of Christ, we must have the best connection.  Based on what I could find in my Googling, the fastest Internet speed is somewhere past 43 terabytes per second.

How do we get the best connection we can get to Christ?

First we must belong to Him because without trusting him as our savior and submitting to Him as our Lord, we stand in opposition to Him.  And without Christ, we lack the Holy Spirit who is Christ’s representation of God in us.

Without the Holy Spirit we cannot understand God’s word to us, which is also a requirement of being connected.  God’s word teaches us what being Christ-like means.

His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.  2 Peter 1:3

Being without God’s word would be like having DSL run to your home but not having the modem or router required to take advantage of its connectivity.  Certainly God reveals Himself to those who have no access to Scripture, but for anyone reading this blog, access to the Word is essential to connecting.

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.  Romans 8:26, 27

The Holy Spirit also teaches us how to pray, which we are admonished to do without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17).  Prayer is expressing our needs (and others’) to God.  God’s Word is how we “listen” to God.  While God may use other Christians to speak into our lives, we will always need to compare their message to the truth of scripture to discern its value.

Connecting to God requires a personal relationship with Christ, giving us access to the Holy Spirit who reveals God’s word to us and teaches us to pray.  The source is always “up” and available but we have to do our part to plug in.

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