Today I was driving to run an errand, while contemplating my day. I knew I had a lot of things I needed to get done and I was trying to eliminate some of the things I needed to do, at least in my mind.
I had to meet my niece and nephew to take them to the grocery store to get snacks for school for this week. This is something I started doing a couple weeks ago. I generally meet them on Sunday afternoon and we go grab whatever they need or want for school the following week.
I was thinking to myself that I could go get them a gift card instead and let them go and get what they wanted, and this would save me time. As that thought went through my mind the Lord began to talk to me. He said ‘if you do that you are going to lose the connection.’
You see, these are Jesse’s kids. My brother who passed away a few years ago. I have fought to stay connected with his kids. It’s been difficult because their Mom moved them to another city for a couple years – they only recently moved back to our area. Since they have moved back I have tried to make and keep a connection with them. I want them to know that I am here for them even though I am from Jesse’s family and he is now gone.
Therefore, when God corrected me and told me I would lose the connection, I knew exactly what He meant.
We sadly live in a world where many feel it is ‘easier’ to text than to make a phone call and connect. However, God is telling me that in this season connections are vital.
Over the years, God has brought many people across my path, some I know are divine connections and I wouldn’t trade them for anything in the world. Many of those have been spiritual connections with people I can pray with and instantly have supernatural agreement; when we pray or worship together I can sense things moving in the Spirit – I love those times. As wonderful as they are, many of them are only in my life for short seasons, however, they are divine and life-long connections. I never take them for granted. I thank God for them.
I believe in the season we have entered into, God is connecting people. Divine connections are taking place each and every day. I wanted to share this with you today to tell you to ‘watch for those connections and don’t take them lightly.’ Watch for them and ask God to give you discernment on which connections are divine connections from Him.
A week or so ago I shared how I have a ‘spiritual connection’ with those who are partners with our ministry. We are connected and we are in covenant, therefore I have a deeper sense of authority when praying for them. I have a deeper sense of authority when I pray for those who are connected to our ministry. I can feel the difference when I pray for them.
Connections are important in the Body of Christ. We are not to be an island, we are a body. Therefore we are connected and when we don’t value those connections, we are not valuing a part or a portion of our body. This should not be.
When you sit under the authority of a Pastor in your church, you are connected. When you sit in a group for Bible Study, you are connected. When you read our daily teachings and call our office or email us for prayer – you are connected.
Connections are important. In our world today, we will lose those connections if we are not careful. We can have ‘church’ online these days. We can text instead of connect with someone and make a call. We can do all kinds of things digitally that eliminate the connection that takes place when two people come together.
However, God says connections are important. Eccl. 4:9 says; ‘Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor.’
Today, ask God to give you discernment for the people who come into your life. Ask Him to make it plain which ones are divine connections and then purpose to stay connected. Don’t allow the connections to be broken over time, division or strife, stay connected knowing two are better than one and they have a good reward for their labor. PRAISE THE LORD!