Have you ever felt disconnected? This feeling can give you a sense of being alone, even to the point of being lonely. Of course, there will be times when you feel more disconnected than others, like when you are experiencing severe stress, depression, or anxiety. The feeling of not being connected can make you question the people in your circle. Where are they when you need them most?
Over the weekend, while sitting at my computer, I received a text message from Xfinity notifying me of a power outage in the area. The winds were extremely high, but my residential power lines are underground, so I thought nothing of it. I continued to work from my laptop, which works perfectly without WIFI. The television was turned off, so I had no idea I had lost power or was experiencing any disconnect.
While reading the text message from Xfinity, I noticed my mobile phone was registering at a 12% energy supply. I found this odd since my phone charged overnight. After looking further into the matter, I realized my cell phone was plugged into the wall but had not received a charge. I was plugged in, but there was no electrical source. I was not connected to a live source, so the energy wasn’t flowing. The text message reminded me how important it is to “stay connected.”
GOD is my SOURCE. Staying connected to my heavenly Father is a must. When I stay connected, I do not doubt that everything I need will come.
He knows better than anyone what it’s like to experience disconnection, especially from those in your inner circle. Jesus experienced it firsthand when he asked his disciples to stay awake and pray with Him. (Matthew 26:40). He knew the importance of staying connected to the Father because He knew people would fail him.
There is no need for me to worry about what the day will bring because I know all my daily needs will be met if I remain connected. That’s what He told me. Therefore, I don’t concern myself with what tomorrow or next week will bring.
He never promised me tomorrow’s bread, next week, or even next year. He promised me daily bread, a daily source. Matthew 6:11 says, give us this day our daily bread,” and He has never failed me.
Although there may be times when you may feel disconnected, Jesus is always there. It is up to you to stay connected to the source that provides everything you need. He promises never to leave us or forsake us. (Hebrews 13:5 NIV). And, if God is the only connection you have, you have everything you need! (John 14:8 NIV)
If you feel disconnected, identify when and why you lost connection in the first place. God is waiting on you to have an incredible connection. Once you examine your source, it won’t be long before you regain your connection. Seek Him, and you will find Him. I encourage you to stay connected, plugin, if you will, and thrive in Christ.