The present link

For a long time I was missing something. I was saved but I just wasn’t quite where I needed to be. I was trying to connect with God but a missing link was apparent. The problem was that I didn’t know what the missing link was. I had a Bible, I went to church and I prayed. My prayers were a bit robotic and church wasn’t too thrilling. I had a dull Christian life. Nothing was too exciting and nothing really moved me. I saw people in church who appeared to have something I didn’t have. For a while I felt like a “low class” Christian. I felt like I didn’t fit in and I didn’t belong. I was missing the link that allowed the other Christians to be connected to life in Jesus. I was missing Jesus. I knew about Him but I didn’t acknowledge Him in all I did. He was more of a historical figure than anything else. He was a lifeless figure who came alive when other people talked about Him. My Jesus was empty so to speak and I set out to discover the Jesus who gives life and who is full of hope. I can’t say that I put a lot of effort into it but one thing I can say is that when I humbled myself and I renounced some of the things that were standing in the way of knowing the Lord, things changed. I will never forget how the Lord shook my world and revealed Himself to me. Looking back I can see that because I took one step closer to Him, He marched right into my life and transformed it. Jesus was the missing link. I had been overlooking how important it was to have a relationship with Him and how crucial the Holy Spirit was.

Dear friend, today I want to encourage you to hold on to Jesus, the present link. He is not missing and He is not deserting you. Don’t see Him as the God who is far far away. That was my issue for many years. I didn’t understand that God was with me and that Jesus was a friend who is closer than a brother. If you are going through the process of identifying the present link, spend time learning about the Holy Spirit. Read what Jesus has to say about His Spirit and spend time in the book of Acts. The Holy Spirit is an awesome Person who represents and glorifies Jesus. You need Him to link up with the Lord. You need Him to do everything that the Lord has called you to do. Recognize that He is ever present and that He lives in you. Yes, friend, the Bible clearly states that you are the temple of the Holy Spirit. Take care of His temple. Invite Him into your life. He is there but He won’t barge in and take control. He is gentle and He is waiting for you to accept Him and to adopt Him. You are going to have the best time of your life once you engage with the Holy Spirit every day. The link is in you. Use it and enjoy a powerful relationship with Jesus!

A link attaches two things, two people. You are attached to God thanks to Jesus. His Spirit makes sure that you stay connected to the Father. It is the most encouraging thing I have known. We don’t have to live in fear that we will be disconnected from God. The link is solid and the connection is permanent. Our minds make us believe that God detaches Himself from us. We are the ones who walk away from Him. He stays with us. You are linked to the creator of the universe. You are linked to the God of miracles. You are linked to the King of hope. You are linked to the King of kings. You are linked to the One who conquered death. You are linked to the One who makes the impossible possible. Jesus is the ever present link. You are extremely blessed, friend. Enjoy your connection. Celebrate the link to the Father. Stay strong in your faith and live your life with the awareness of the Holy Spirit in you. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

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