What will it take for you to really live for the Lord?
Why is it that He has to “do” something for you, take something (or someone) away from you, or allow the enemy to test you, before you adhere to His word?
Why is it that after He moves on your behalf, you develop amnesia and return back to the source of your pain?
To receive a full paycheck, you have to earn it by working a full work week. How come you feel it should be good enough to give the Lord part of you and still receive His full benefits?
How is it that you KNOW the doors opened for you are from the Lord and you openly express this, but yet your heart is so far away from Him?
How is it that seeking Him is not a priority but when you felt as if you were going to lose your mind from your own inward battles and demons, you stayed on your knees and in your word? Now that the storm has eased up a bit, you’re back associated with the same people, or types of people, who initially separated you from the love of God?
When we develop these types of behaviors, bartering with God carnal things in exchange for spiritual blessings, I am afraid we have only made contact with the Savior- but we have not CONNECTED with the Savior.
A contact can change your entire life, for the rest of your life, if you are sincere. The woman with the Lord issue only touched jesus’ clothing and instantly her issue was gone. So there is power in contact. But is your contact sincere?
A point of contact is an occurrence of communication but oh my God- oooh I just got excited- a connection….is when you become joined to someone or something or you have the same cause, the same motives, or same beliefs. Oh Jesus I thank you! A connection implies that there is some sort of relationship; there is personal intimacy, you’re relatable. Oh Jeeesusss!
I am not quite certain that we understand what it really means to have power in a name. There is power in the name of Jesus. The Bible says:
“that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,” Philippians 2:10 NKJV
At the mention of His name, things will shift. How is it that we are giving power to another authority to whose name there is no such power? The enemy does not have power equal to that of God. I mentioned in the last devotion that there is no one beside God. There is no one on His level. There is no one who compares to Him. He controls everything. God is independent, yet everything depends on Him. Everything derives (or comes) from God.
When you connect with the true vine, you disconnect from everything that is NOT connected TO him and you do it willingly because you know what you were saved from.
When you are CONNECTED with the Savior, it is not about you and your little life and your little knowledge that you think you got on your own but it was ONLY GOD that opened up your understanding to have the spirit of wisdom.
“For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding;” Proverbs 2:6 NKJV
When you are CONNECTED with the Savior, you desire to do what He did and that was to do the will of our Father, God – who is in Heaven.
Here I go. I recall a moment in the Bible where Jacob wrestled with the angel. Jacob made contact and his spirit resonated or connected with the angel. Jacob realized that what the angel had access to, he himself needed. Jacob would not let go!
“And He said, “Let Me go, for the day breaks.” But he said, “I will not let You go unless You bless me!” Genesis 32:26 NKJV
I’m only trying to tell you this: Don’t let go of Jesus. If you let go now, you may miss out on your peace. If you let now, you may miss out on your healing. If you let go now, you may miss out on your second chance. If you let go now, you may miss out on your promotion. If you let go now, you may miss out on being in His presence.
Make Jesus your point of contact and get connected.
“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. “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” John 15:4-5 NKJV
Make contact and get connected.