From Pastor Eric’s archives (2018)
One of the coolest inventions to come out a few years ago was the bluetooth speaker. Listening to music right from my phone wasn’t that great, but being able to connect directly to a speaker changed that! I have a bluetooth speaker in my kitchen, and a couple more speakers in other places throughout the house so I can connect anywhere and pump out the “old people” tunes.
It’s also pretty cool that bluetooth speakers can teach us something about our relationship with God. First, when you’re initially setting up your bluetooth, you have to decide what you’re going to connect your phone to–you could connect to your neighbors speaker, the speaker in the basement, your car speakers or something else. Your choice will determine the quality of connection you have and how good the sound is.
Just like in our daily lives, we choose to connect to things around us like music, friends, movies, and activities. Our choices determine the quality of our connection. The things we choose to connect with can shape the direction we take in life and have an effect on our relationship with God. Choose connections like music, TV, friends, movies, and beliefs that draw you closer to God and not away from him. Disconnect from those things that will move you further from God and give you a bad connection.
Second, I want my phone to connect to the good speaker all the time. If I listen to music on my phone, the sound is weak, but, connected to a bluetooth speaker, the sound is powerful. So I want to stay plugged into that good connection every day.
This is also true in our daily lives. When we are connected to Jesus by reading his Word, living out our lives for him, and in prayer, our relationship with God is stronger and more powerful than ever. Our relationship is “amplified” and it can help us through many things in life.
Being connected to the right things everyday can help you build a stronger relationship with God and become the foundation in who you will become in the future. I CHALLENGE YOU TO CHECK YOUR CONNECTIONS!!
“Run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts. Instead, pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love, and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts.” 2 Timothy 2:22 (NLT)
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