I’m a fan of technology. I appreciate it most when it enhances and multiplies my goals, time, and work. One example is a Bluetooth enabled audio speaker. Love it. I can step into my vehicle or office and my smart phone will sync with a nearby speaker automatically. Instantly there is an invisible link between the speaker and the smart phone that allows the phone to send it’s sound through the speaker. Amazing, if you really think about it!
Conceptually, a healthy prayer life is similar to Bluetooth. Prayer is the invisible link between man and God, and it allows God to send His message through man. Jesus made this link possible when He restored man to God by ransoming His perfect life to rescue our sinful life from eternal damnation. Our connection with the Father God was broken, and Jesus is the one Who restored the signal, so to speak.
Now I can communicate with the Father God and He can communicate with me. Prayer is a powerful invisible link between the natural and supernatural, and everyone can have it—we need it.
What good is an audio speaker without a good and pleasing sound sent through it? That is the speaker’s purpose. It exists to magnify the sound of the device it is attached to. We are no different. What good are we if we are disconnected from the Source of Life? When we sync to God, we reverberate the sounds of God’s love, grace, goodness, kindness, and peace.
If you aren’t connected to God, you can start right now! It’s a matter of faith and confession because Jesus did all the hard work. (You can read about what He endured to restore you to God by reading the book of John in the Bible.)
In summary, you can be connected to God the moment you understand that your sin has separated you from God and ask Jesus, the Son of God, to forgive you of your sin and choose to commit your life to Him! The Apostle Paul says it this way, “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. As Scripture says, ‘Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame’” (Romans 10:9-10).
So that is the Bluetooth truth. Sync up to God today and be empowered to pray. Once you’re connected, God can start to reverberate His love, joy, and peace in and through you.