“And this hope will not lead to
disappointment. For we know
how dearly God loves us, because
he has given us the Holy Spirit to
fill our hearts with his love.
In each step of our lives, we are connected to one person or the other. In defining connection in this context I mean, being linked to people of great influence who can help or assist in one way or the other. Having several connections will mean that you will enjoy more exemptions and favour from people. Also, the type of connection you have sometimes determines the places you can go to; which means that being connected to highly influential people will lead you to places of great influence. And the connections you have will either draw others to you or away from you. The question though is, do these connections give you a hope that you can cling on to for long? Do these connections fill that emptiness or pain you feel within??
Now, a light bulb can only be connected to a source of power before it can function correctly. And this source of power is the hope that the light bulb has to function properly. The same with us all, no matter the connections we have, we will never be as fulfilled or function as we should without the connection of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the power that works within us to function as we should. Your connection with the Holy Spirit restores your Hope in your calling and the assignment ahead. The bible says Christ in us, our hope of glory (Colossians 1:27).
With our connection to the Holy Spirit we are continually reminded of the greater glory ahead of us which far exceeds any other thing or person in this world.
1 Peter 1:3-4
“Blessed be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ, who
according to His abundant mercy
has begotten us again to a living hope
through the resurrection of Jesus Christ
from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible
and undefiled and that does not fade away,
reserved in heaven for you.
When two individuals love each other they spend a lot of time together in order to build a strong connection between them. The same with Our Precious Holy Spirit, we stay connected to Him through consistent personal prayer, worship/praise and fellowship.
In those days when you pray,
I will listen. If you look for me
wholeheartedly, you will find me
Consistency is the key to developing a strong connection and a strong connection builds a strong hope in Jesus Christ. Remember, it is through your connection that others would also want to be associated with you, so today, I challenge you to stay connected to the Holy Spirit for a renewed hope each day.
…Inspired by the Holy Spirit 😊