Monday, July 4, 2011

Full Access

Sing a new song to the LORD!
Let the whole earth sing to the LORD!
Publish his glorious deeds among the nations.
Tell everyone about the amazing things he does.
Psalm 96:1,3

We pay for an internet connection in our home, but it is not wireless.  When we recently got our laptops, we discovered that we could "borrow" a neighbor's wireless internet connection.  Please don't judge me or throw things, but we do "borrow" that connection from time to time.  I promise we will soon get our own wireless router.  Now on to my point of this post. (smiles)

The wireless internet connect that we "borrow" from a neighbor isn't working right now.  That means my laptop can only be used for word processing and playing games, but it was designed for more than that.  Without the connection to the internet, it can't be used for it's full potential.

Not being able to use that "borrowed" connection got me thinking.  Because the connection is not mine, I am limited.  I'm not able to use it anytime I want to since I don't have full access to the connection.  God wants to give us full access to His throne and to His power, but we have to accept Him as our own.  We can't borrow a connection to God from our parents, spouse, pastor or friends.  If you haven't already made you own connection (relationship) with Jesus, do it today.  You will receive full access to all of Him and then you will be able to live up to your full potential. 
 Continuing my list of blessings:

126.  Walks and talks with God
127.  The ability to walk
128.  God's amazing creation

129.  Working together with my husband
130.  Peanut butter toast, bacon and a glass of milk
131.  New blog designs
132.  Tickle fights with my 13 year old son - you're never too old to laugh
133.  Playing on the worship team with my 19 year old son
134.  Men who weren't afraid to stand up for what they believed in by signing the Declaration of Independence
135.  Men and women who still fight for our freedom
136.  Fireworks displays
137.  The freedom we have in Christ Jesus

Many blessings,

Linking up with A Holy Experience


  1. Hi Lisa, Love this post. I don't think we really know how connected to God we can be. We limit the connection by our in the box thinking. I am learning slowly but surely how great our God is.
    ps: also love peanut butter toast
    God bless

  2. Awesome analolgy Lisa. We may always be connected to God.

  3. ps (again) Like the new look
    God bless

  4. Amen! We do need to have our own connection with Him.

  5. Great post Lisa. Today I am thankful for:
    1) God's FREEDOM from sin, bondage and the past!
    2) The chance to live with FREEDOM in the wonderful USA.
    3) The military past and present who have served as well as their families.
    4) A holiday to remember the above.
    5) Bbq, swimming and fun with the family!
    6) Fireworks and fun.

  6. what a great analogy, lisa! so glad to have 'met' you... thanks for stopping by my place today. bless you.

  7. As a child and teenager, I "borrowed" my mom's faith. I rode on the coat tails of her faith. I hadn't claimed it for myself. And, you are right, it will only get you so far. I had to discover and claim this faith for myself.

  8. Ok Lisa you keep changing the look of your blog, but I love what you are doing with it, it looks so nice. In the beginning when I first came to Christ I thought could get by by riding on someone elses faith, I got away with it for a while, but the time came when i stopped when I needed to dig my heels and go deeper, it was time to stand on my own faith, best thing I ever did.


  9. As you noted Lisa, our Walk with the Lord is a personal journey and can't be "borrowed" from others. We can certainly draw strength, inspiration and encouragement from other believers (like I do from you quite often), but in the end the path to God is our own.

    Great post, and another wonderful list!

    Have a Blessed Day!

  10. No, we can't borrow our faith from another, your post is
    so positive and I like it. I am glad I have my own faith, as you put it our faith would be limited if it was borrowed and I want all the things that go with faith. Thanks for a great post. Blessings to you.

  11. What incredible photos! I'm a new follower from the Women Living Well hop. Some day I'll grow flowers like that ... well I'll be trying anyway!

    Many blessings...

  12. i love your post!Always remember that God always have a time for you, try to speak with Him. Only God can satisfy the deepest needs of our hearts and make us truly alive. His love can’t be explained, it can only be experienced