“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.” John 15:4 NKJV
Data is gold. Connected to the web, we flick and thumb through all kinds of information and service, free and paid. We work, train, collaborate, network, teach, e.t.c on the internet. It would seem like life as we know it runs on data. Some people go as far as living their daily lives connected, from dawn till past midnight, to them it’s essential.
Imagine living connected to Christ, all the time. Plugged in, and alive in His life. To see life the way He sees, do the things He did and more, and to live like Him. By abiding or connecting to Him, we are enabled to access the throne of God wherever we are and in whatever we are doing. The possibilities of what we can do with the Holy Spirit are endless.
Most of us believe we need Christ for different things, not for life as a whole. We believe that He can help us with some parts of our lives, with dire situations, our jobs, families, schools, etc. However, we can take care of the rest. The plan is for God to be part of every aspect of life, no matter how small. Every second of every minute of every hour has been accounted for by Him. The rest that we don’t need God for are the ones we hustle and strive to achieve; working by ourselves, for ourselves.
God knows our end from our beginning in His plan, and has empowered us to live and do beyond what we can ask for and think. If the God that created the universe is in your life, can it remain one that can be defined by you?
There is more to you, to me, and to the Church.
To know is to ask, and to ask is by faith. In Christ, by the Holy Spirit, wisdom is available to us. So is knowledge, power, grace, and mercy, but for what? Why you, and why me? It is time for all of us to be plugged in, to know Him, and to build as He has given us grace.
There is a blank page opened up every day for us by the Father. Grace and mercy are poured upon us in Christ, fresh, daily. Who is writing on the blank pages of our day? Who is in control of what happens in our lives, regardless of all Jesus died to obtain for us? All we need to live God’s life are available, so the question is, what are we connected to?
Jesus said in John 15, “stay connected to me and live out your destiny.” My paraphrase.
Till next time, be transformed!!