Buffering or Connected?
What a pain to be caught in an electronic holding pattern while my computer or TV buffers! It keeps me from whatever my task is: to do a project or just to watch a video. That dreaded symbol means that I am waiting on a connection. It means that I must waste time waiting on an upload.
Let me ask you: How about your spiritual life these days? Buffering or connected? What if God has great things in store for you, but you are not connected to him and to his people? So, you sit there in buffering mode, and hours turn into days, days into weeks, weeks into months—and you’ve missed the most vital connections possible for a human being: God and people.
Stay connected daily through private worship. Set a date with God. Talk to him in prayer. Listen to him through his Word. Make a plan.
Stay connected weekly through public worship. Make weekly worship a top priority, even over kid’s sports, activities, and sleeping in. Be a model to children, friends, and neighbors watching you. God will honor you as you honor him.
Stay connected relationally through Christian friends. God speaks, encourages, protects, corrects, and holds us accountable through believers. Get in a LifeGroup. Start serving with other believers. You’ll be amazed at the difference.
God has great plans for you, a great hope, and a great future! (Jeremiah 29:11) Don’t waste your life by being content with buffering!
Need help connecting? Talk to one of us on the spiritual tech team.