Connected to God

Connected To God

How can we stay connected to God…

 Connected to God

In our busy, distracting world?

Read these top Bible Verses-Connected to God …

And then read this real life story about a lesson in connection taught by a computer keyboard…

1 Thessalonians 5:17

Pray without ceasing,

Hebrews 4:16

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

John 14:6 

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me

John 15:5

I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing

James 4:8

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

John 14:23

Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.

Jude 1:21

Keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.

Luke 18:1

And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.

Connected to God…

A lesson in connection from an unlikely source…

I am typing an important note to you…

connected to God

Here it is:

Simnmmmmly gcaue hawaswhatGdTng”

Got that?

Make sense?

It does?

You know what it means?

Leave a message and let me know…

Because I have no idea…

I am typing …

Looking at the keys while I type.

I look up at the screen to proofread what I have written…

And all I see is an unreadable, meaningless garble of words …

And have no idea what I meant to write.

The whole paragraph is garbled…

Words omitted…

The same letter typed five or six or seven times.

 What’s happening?

Even I do not type that poorly…

There’s a battery light on the side of my keyboard.

It should glow a steady green.

It’s flashing yellow.

 My Keyboard’s  connection to the computer is powered by batteries.

 Maybe I should change them.

Done.

The keyboard connects to the computer again.

The light glows green.

You can read what I type without a decoder ring.

Connection matters.

A keyboard not connected to a computer is totally worthless…

As I am totally worthless…

When I am not connected to God through Christ…

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.  John 14:6

When I foolishly think I can produce anything meaningful apart from Him…

I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.  If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.  John 15:5-7

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