I once had a very disappointing experience when after waking up with a 5% low battery signal on my phone, I decided to charge it before I dash out to catch a very important meeting. I hurriedly plugged the head part of my phone’s charger into the power socket and pressed on, the button on the socket, to begin charging my phone, which by this time was on my bed, the usual spot where I charge my phone from.
Do you know that some Christians move around busily thinking they are “charging” whereas in actual fact their “chargers” are not even connected to their “phones”?
WOW!!! These are thought-provoking rhetorical questions.
Do you know that you can be leading very powerful prayers, leading awesome praises and worship, even prophesying and doing miracles and still not be connected to God?
Do you know that you can be the most committed member in the church and still not be connected to God?
“In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise”
It is for this same reason that the Bible reminds us in Ephesians 5:18 not to “be drunk with wine, wherein is excess but be filled with the Spirit. “Be filled” suggests a continuous constant activity and not a one-time activity. As Christians, we need to be filled daily with the Holy Spirit till we get drunk through daily devotion.
It is not enough that we are officially “OGYACIOUS”. It is not enough that we are outwardly powerful and busy for God. It is not enough that we are manifestly serving and committed to the things of God.
WE MUST CONSCIOUSLY ENSURE THAT WE ARE ACTUALLY CONNECTED FULLY.
Jesus puts this admonishing in a much conclusive way in John 15:5-6
“I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered, and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.”
We are encouraged to serve and remain committed to God in his vineyard, use our gifts through leading of prayers, praises, worship, prophesying, giving BUT REMEMBER TO STAY CONNECTED AND STAY ACTUALLY CONNECTED!!!
Philip Otchere Darko (Law Student -GIMPA)