They say there is only 6 degrees of separation between you and the person sitting on the bus, or chatting over the internet! That we are connected in many different ways. Have you considered your connectivity to God and to the people He wants in your lives, is this different?
- How is this achieved and
- What does it mean?
Circles, Circuits and Connections
Do you believe in the circles of life? The song, Circles written by Harry Chaplin is very pertinent too. It talks about life being a circle. Sometimes, we revisit the same arguments, situations and circumstances and it can feel as though the circle never ends.
We know there are seasons in our lives, and in fact the circles of nature, Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring come round with great regularity! Perhaps there are circular conversations of situations that you have to meet. I’m of the view that we have in our life what God intended so that we can learn from them, and rather like Groundhog Day – they keep coming back until we have learnt the lessons well and can move on.
- What about the connections we make in life, whether for a short while or a longer time and
- How do you view your connection with God?
These are all interesting questions. Connections can be like this, in that some people come in and out of our lives. We have the family connections (which we have no choice over) and those we chose to have in our lives, friends, acquaintances, peers and church family. The most terrific ones are those people who when they do reappear in your life, it is as though there has never been a parting! You share an experience, have a break and then come together again and the magic of connectedness is still there. The tragic ones are when you come together again and you realise that there is nothing holding you together. In those circumstances it is time to, let it go, enjoy the good memories but continue to your new circle.
Recently, I had a great reunion when serendipity stepped in and I was referred to someone I already know, with the wonderful words, I think you two should link up as you have some things in common and could help one another! I talk about this more in the broadcast.
Has this ever happened to you?
What about thinking about your God connectivity? How often to you have a conversation with Him? How many people can you name who are in your life because God put them there and wants you to be together, work together or journey together for a little while?
Looking at God’s word, He has made you and I for connecting with Him and with others. The two go together. Just as our bodies has a head, Christ is our spiritual head and just as our bodies are connected with sinew and muscles and blood, so are the people around us. We do need to connect though. This means taking some action, perhaps working together, socializing together, and making time to get to know one another.
The same is for our personal relationship with God, getting connected with Him. How can we share in His promises and love if we don’t reach out? Strangely, God loves it when we reach out to others and share His love with them.
So just how well connected are you? Let me know, because I would love to become more connected with you, the reader of this blog and the listener/watcher of the broadcasts. There is a reason you are spending time with me, using this media and perhaps it’s time we moved round the circle a little and connected more.
Watch the Broadcast associated with this blog and hear about Ladey’s real time, serendipity of connecting with people God wants in her life, and meet two wonderful people!
Christ from whom the whole body, fitted together, and connected by every joint of supply,
according to [the] working in [its] measure of each one part,
works for itself the increase of the body to its self-building up in love.
Ephesians 4:16 (Darby Bible Translation)
We take our lead from Christ, who is the source of everything we do.
He keeps us in step with each other.
His very breath and blood flow through us,
nourishing us so that we will grow up healthy in God, robust in love.
Ephesians 4:16 (The Message)
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