Pastor Phillip O’Reilly
When we connect to God, we simultaneously connect with the body of Christ. And, even further, we connect to the Holy Spirit.
Jesus promised before He ascended into Heaven that we would not be left as orphans. That He would be with us always. This is where the Holy Spirit comes in. The Holy Spirit was sent to be our companion, our guide, and our advocate. The one who comes along side of us.
When we tune in and connect to the Holy Spirit, we connect to all the things God has in store for us. All those “exceedingly above” promises. We get to connect to His power (Acts 1:1-9), His gifts (1 Corinthians 14:1), His fruit (Philippians 1:10), His conviction (John 16:7-11), and so many more.
Connection to the Holy Spirit keeps us in line with God and His promises for our lives.
We become what we are connected to. We are governed by what we prioritize. When we are connected to and prioritizing the correct things, questions get answered and faith grows stronger. Connection matters, and when we seek connection with God, with others, and with the Spirit, the promise of blessing is manifested, and we become rightful heirs to His Kingdom.
“For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.” [Romans 8:14-17]