Connecting to Christ
2 Cor 12:9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Understand your part in the process.
There is an old metaphor that the Church has used for years. "You need to get plugged in." You don't hear it much anymore because it doesn't make much sense to most. But as you may be guessing, it has to do with an electrical wall outlet. Before there were USB ports, telephone, and cable jacks the only power that came out of a wall was electrical. So Pastors, always looking for good illustrations, used something in every home to illustrate the following.
The first purpose was to communicate that Christ is your source for the power that you need to live every day (The outlet). The second purpose was to communicate that you are to go to the power (Get plugged in). Has anyone ever sit in the dark complaining about how the electrical outlet didn't go to the lamp? No. If you are seated in the dark, you will get up and plug in the lamp. To the point: if you're not experiencing the power of God in your life, it's your fault.
#1 - Acknowledge and believe that Christ is your source of strength and power for daily living.
#2 - Understand how to connect with Him in a personal and meaningful way. First of all, connect to your church family. Connect to Christ through personal growth. Develop your relationship with Him, and you will draw closer to Him. Connect to Christ through serving others. Consider Jesus when He walked this earth. He said that He came to do the will of His Father. That will included serving others with His life.
PRAY: Dear Jesus: Help me to connect to you today. AMEN
P.S. Football Sunday* is THIS Sunday at FFWC. 5:30 pm - Huge Inflatable, Chili Cook Off, Great Food, Prizes, BIG Screen with big sound. Bring the whole family!
* Why can't we say "SuperB***" Because it is a licensed name for the event and the NFL does not allow anyone to use it without permission.