† Get Connected

Like a lot of other people in the world, I’m sure you have a cell phone or tablet. What’s the first thing you do at the end of the day or even during the day when your battery starts to drain, or the device acts weird? You get it connected to its charger or once you turn it off and then back on—all is well.

Just like a cell phone or tablet, we work our bodies and minds down with the worries and stressors of life and we need to recharge them. Unfortunately, there is no port or button we can plug into or turn off to get the charge or fix we so desperately need.

Years ago, when I was stressed or worried about anything, I turned to my buddy in a bottle, Crown Royal, and it fixed me for as long as I stayed connected to it.   Soon after I was disconnected or when I woke up, the worries and stressors were still there.  Why?  Because that buddy of mine was only a distraction—not a fix.  Back in the days I had a few buddies that I would turn to until it was brought to my attention that none of them would work.  Just like those phones and tablets we love, until we get connected to the proper charging cable for our specific device (problems and stressors), they will still exist.


As I promise you all the time, this is not a sermon.  Hopefully it’s a reminder for you to connect to something greater than any buddy (distraction) that exists.  I’ve known about God all my life, but never focused on the things that Him and His Son, Jesus are capable of.  I used to think when people came to me using the name of God and Jesus, their purpose was to scare me into doing what they wanted me to do or to make themselves seem superior.  Instead, when I put all the other stuff away, humbled myself, and asked for what it was I needed, their words were used to inform and encourage me to trust, believe, and use those names, not just in bad times, but in good times too.

Jesus says, “Ask and it shall be given you” (Matthew 7:7).  So, when you are constantly confronted with the worries and stressors of this world, get connected to the only Person that can bring help, comfort, and peace. You don’t have to be perfect; you just need to be convinced that He is able, and you will be connected and receive all you need.  (May God continue to bless you, your brother in Christ…TMK).

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