Friday, April 20, 2007
Connected To God
Last Friday night was our sectional business conference. While the ministers conduct their business, the wives meet in another room and have a time of fellowship, games, and devotion. Our district ladies secretary was setting up the game before the meeting and casually said to me, "You know you are speaking on Connecting to God and will be the first one up?" YIKES! I felt a wave of panic sweep over me! Apparently, I was disconnected and missed communication some where. It seemed as though my brain froze and fear overwhelmed me. What was I going to do?!?!? As the meeting started, my brain seemed to suddenly power on and I began to think of Abraham. In a nutshell, here is the small thought I presented. Abraham was a "friend" of God according to James 2. Friendship is a powerful connection. To connect to God, there are two factors one needs - believe and act. The mesh of believing and acting earned Abraham the title, "Friend Of God." You can pray, fast, and read the Word, yet never be connected to God unless you believe and act. Abraham would have never offered his son as a sacrifice without believing in God and having the confidence that "God would provide a lamb." He believed in God and was willing to serve through action. I hope God considers me his friend.