We ARE Connected

I often hear we’re all connected; but how? I pondered this word connection from many angles and came up with a conclusion.

I believe we connect by touch. When I embrace my children, I’m physically telling them a story of how I feel. That I love them. And I’m here to be their everything. And I’m not going anywhere; they’re safe. Or when I hold a sick patient’s hand to comfort. Or pat the sober addict’s back for a job well done. Or witness two tree branches touch in an intimate way. Touch is needed to bind us when words aren’t expressed.

We connect through words- talking and laughing. The same tongue used to praise Our God is the same tongue used to communicate the desires, the hurts, the sufferings, the hopes of our heart. When two beings share in pain and suffering, the emotion evoked from empathy causes these two people to connect. This movement of compassion is powerful. So much so, bystanders who witness this connection, somehow feel involved.

And consider this- we need oxygen which is supplied by the trees and plants. And plants and trees need carbon dioxide which is supplied by our every exhale. Therefore, we’re also connected to others by our need for one another. Even a MENtor connects with MEN (mankind) MENtally because their need for one another is influential. What’s a leader without a team? Or a teacher without students? A pastor without sheep? A doctor without patients?

We ALL need one another. We’re interwoven into the same structure, by the same hands, at the same time. Surely, we are ALL Connected.

Let’s talk about love 

Sadly, many of them don’t know what love is; that it’s unconditional, wrapped in acceptance, gentleness and tied with a bow of understanding. A present, it is…that most refuse to gift themselves. Surely, many treat strangers better than themselves. They don’t know when and who to love; for, it chooses them. They don’t know how to love; because they observe others more than themselves. They can’t understand why love feels far away; indeed, their walk smells of defeat. They look for it, don’t know where it resides; because it’s everywhere.

The One Question We All Should Ask Ourselves:

Before I make any decision, I always ask myself this-

“Am I making this out of love or fear?” 

This one question has prevented me from being polluted by this world.

It causes me to evaluate my intentions.

It offers me a direct pathway to abundance.

It provides me with a deeper understanding of the contents, in my heart.

For, fear leaves me feeling powerless.

And love-WoW! What can I say about love?

For, love leaves me feeling kind, confident, satisfied, protected, devoted:

Indeed, I feel positive!

Love inspires me to be better and better and better….

The Three Little Pigs-2016 version.

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Consider, life’s unexpected disasters by ways of trials and tribulations.  Is your foundation rooted firmly in the ground and built with a solid durable material; like, bricks?   If you didn’t answer, “Yes” confidently, that it’s one built in the Word of God, then why not recover and rebuild before the storm hits?

When we don’t have a strong foundation- namely, life’s storms will tear us down to the ground.  It reminds me of an all-time favorite story, “The Three Little Pigs.”  All three pigs had one purpose- to build a house, to call home!  Surely, they had an advantage; they knew their enemy (wolf) well.  They knew the enemy’s traits, his tactics and motives.  They all knew he came to kill, steal and destroy!

One pig built his house on sticks and the other of straw.  Their homes came quick and easy to build and their ways were foolish.  They rushed the process in fulfilling their purpose, that they forgot one important element: God is never in a hurry, but HE’s always on time!  They were fearless in their own power; which, led them to boast.  However, adversity showed up and they trembled in fear.  And of course, their homes were swept away because of the poor foundation.

Meanwhile, the third brick-laying pig was serious, because focus is essential for accomplishing any goal.  He had one main objective- keep the enemy from destroying his sanctuary.  Distractions were near, as his brothers joked and played around; but, he remained committed to the very end.  He had no fear because he never wavered from his purpose.  He was alert and on guard for any of the wolf’s tactics.  Yes, the pig had instinct, he trusted it and was victorious!

Lesson Learned: It takes hard labor, sacrifice, obedience, determination and faith- to win with victory over the enemy!  Because, we can survive and live in fear like the first two pigs.  But, who wants to do that?