When Connected

Monday, March 20, 2017
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Once again, I was not connected to the Internet, and I was in need of assistance. I contacted the service by telephone, and after the usual drill, the technician recommended that I let him walk me through fixing the problem.

Unfortunately, I cannot see or hear very well, so the very patient voice had to put up with me for over an hour. I burst into happy laughter when I was connected again. I am sure that I was disconnected accidentally, but the whole time was an example of perseverance on the part of the instructor and willingness on my part to do what I could using a magnifying glass. It felt good to get the problem solved, and during the day, I stopped many times to rejoice and be glad of the outcome. I knew that I had been a difficult case to handle.

I could not help but think about how important it is to be connected to God on a daily, even moment-by-moment basis. If we are to serve God effectively and promote His kingdom work, we have to know what His will is. And to know His will, we have to be in tune with His Holy Spirit. It is so easy to mistake the Spirit's nudgings for our own selfish desires, so we need to test them against God's Word. When we get to know the way that God thinks, we are better able to be connected with Him on a continuous basis.

Disconnection causes harm both in this life and also in the life to come, because life continues hereafter, either with God or without Him. Satan, the evil one, wants for all to fall and each one to be disconnected from God in this life, so that he can count all those whom he has deceived. There is no joy or gladness in that!

2 Peter 3:9 – The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone come to repentance. (NIV)

Let us become known as people connected to God in Jesus Christ!

Prayer: Lord God, thank You for fulfilling Your promises and being patient with us when we are disconnected from You. Help us to connect with You now so that You can guide us through this life and beyond. Help us to stay connected to You, that no shadow can take that power from us. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen!

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Kirsti Sipila <kirstiksipila@hotmail.com>
Brantford, Ontario, Canada

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1 Comment

  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    A good word Kirsti.

    Kirsti, I love your writings!

    I guess we’ll never get a busy signal!

    Thank you for your devotional. I found it very inspiring. May God bless your day.

    That’s a big “Amen sister!”

    Thank you, Kristi, for an inspiring message.

    Yes, let’s stay connected to God.
    Thanks always for your devotionals.

    Dear Kirsti, sounds to me like you are definitely connected!

    Thank you, Kirsti, for your very kind reminder to “stay connected” on God’s channel, so that we hear the Heavenly News regularly!

    Do I ever relate to this!
    Our internet and phone were down for a week and not due to anything I did!
    Thanks for a theological perspective on a very frustrating experience.

    A beautiful Monday morning, Kirsti.
    Week before last we were suddenly without the internet. My son-in-law is good at fixing some things, but this one required the company to come out. Was it right of way? NO! We had to wait 4 days which was very frustrating when it meant just wait. When the man came, he checked things out and found that it needed a small box that had died. He put a new one in and, to relate, we might say in a spiritual way, it turned our lives around and Heaven bound. I see several “messages” in yours and our experiences with this great piece of electronics that has changed our lives. Now it’s how we use it that is so important. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. May the Lord bless you greatly.

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