I recently watch a beats by Dre (oops by Apple) the other day. It was of a guy (sorry I don’t have a clue who he was) who was walking around, mowing his lawn, cutting flowers while wearing wireless head phones. Head phones that will charge in 20 minutes or less and it lasts for several hours…..
It was rather a cool commercial and I enjoyed watching it.. not enough to buy them but hey it is a cool commercial. But this whole commercial got me thinking about cutting the cords…
How often do we talk about cutting the cord….
- blu tooth everything
- wireless routers
- lap tops (not connected to the wall very often)
- even can walk around a hospital while wired to a machine
- remote keyless entry on the car, house etc
- we can even turn on the heater via our cell phone…
The cool factor is we are cutting cords. That hit me pretty square between the eyes and I quickly reflected on a season in my life where I decided to cut the cord with my church attendance, and Christian life. It isn’t a proud moment in my life journey but it is a very faith shaping and refocusing time. I get the emotion behind it totally. I would also admit it was a time in my life that I needed connection the most. Why do we run when we are really needing to be connected to the source and others.
Ecclesiastes 4:12 message version, “By yourself you’re unprotected. With a friend you can face the worst. Can you round up a third? A three-stranded rope isn’t easily snapped.”
We are far stronger when we are connected with other people. God is giving us some insight here. We are wired to be in community with others and God. Genesis speaks of this truth. But Satan would want us to be isolated, sitting alone so we can be tempted by him to doubt, think negatively and doubt even the littlest of things. I would encourage to do two things… well three
- Stay connected to your church community… that might be the church, a small group, etc..
- Recognize the fact Satan will tempt you to abandon your friends, your church and your faith.
I am one who is praying and focused on staying connected to Jesus, my friends and the church and would encourage and challenge you to do the same.
If you need a church to connect with please please search your area for one. we have a spot for you http://www.dhumc.com. I would encourage you to join or begin a small group.
You can get connected at school… check for your FCA, prayer or bible study meetings times…
Remember cutting your cord is something we can do but even the beats headphones require a charge inorder to function.