Make the Connection

Ephesians 3:20—Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.

Have you ever been on a plane that landed late, and then had to run through the airport to reach your connecting flight? Or maybe you’ve been hooking up a trailer to your vehicle, and had to make sure the connection is locked down and tight so that you won’t wreck. A bad Internet connection won’t allow you to open pages or download files that you need. Connections are important because they help us reach our destination.

It’s through connections that God is working. If we want to see Him do more than we could ever ask for or imagine, we have to make a connection. Ephesians 2: 4-6 says, “But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!) For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus.”

So many of us try to connect our faith, but we miss the mark. Instead of putting our faith in God, we end up putting it in our spouse, job, kids, nationality, skin color, language, or even our self. Sometimes we put our faith in doing good deeds, going to church, and reading the Bible. But we can’t make up for our sins by doing good things because God isn’t pleased by the things we do. We can only please Him by taking our faith and connecting it to God’s unmerited favor—His grace.

Be honest with yourself and ask what your faith is in. Is it in something you are, have, or do? Or is your faith in the risen Savior named Jesus, who came to save your life by grace and change you forever? Make the connection with your faith. Appropriate your faith in God’s grace, because it’s the greatest opportunity of your entire life.

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