Living Digital defines a mobile hot spot as a self-contained device that has a built-in rechargeable battery that gives users access to the internet. They go on to say, “You can just power it on, and you are going to have high-speed, self-powered internet access wherever you are. This is particularly useful for those traveling a lot while needing a reliable wireless internet connection on the go with your colleagues, in a car, train etc.”
Romans 8:11 says, “The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you”. Sounds like a Christian is a mobile hotspot if you ask me!
It’s life-changing really. Being a Christian means that you carry with you the presence of God in the form of the Holy Spirit dwelling within you, dispensing grace, wisdom, and discernment as required, and producing fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Let’s face it, Christians who have fully succumbed to the truth and beauty of the Gospel, have the thing that humanity craves. Humanity may think it wants wealth, power, status, youth, beauty, fame, but at the core of every human heart, if we search beyond every desire, it is absolute fulfillment we seek, and I am convinced that absolute fulfillment cannot be found apart from the Source of life itself.
So here we are, a bunch of mobile hotspots roaming planet earth. We contain the very Spirit of the One who can connect humanity to the Living God. To those who are desperately seeking, it is possible that our very presence in their lives may cause their internal “wireless God signal strength indicator” to display all five bars. Our primary purpose in life is to reflect God’s glory, and a Gospel centered Christian can’t help but to do that very thing. We are Christ’s representatives, and as such, can be the conduit for others to discover a personal relationship with Divinity as we reveal Christ’s character to them through the grace and power of the Holy Spirit within us.
I walked into a public school classroom yesterday full of high school students who were in that class specifically because they are squandering their potential by making some indiscriminate choices. I was asked to be a guest speaker n their classroom as someone who could give them counsel on becoming job-worthy. I went with my hand-outs and my power point presentation to talk to them about discovering gainful employment, but behind every admonishment to make eye-contact and tuck in their shirt-tails, was my own awareness of my core nature as a mobile hotspot. I was unable to preach the Gospel to the questioning faces that were peering up at me, but the Spirit of God within me was alive and hinting at something more if they were listening and searching.
The principal reported to me later in the day that one boy, who does not like anybody or have anything good to say about anything, told his counselor that he really liked me and would like me to come back to speak to the class again. Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee, how great Thou art! I can report with confidence that it was not my eloquence or cleaver presentation that resonated with this boy, because I had neither. It was the Spirit of God within me to which this young man was drawn.
Embrace your inner hotspot Christian! You bring the presence of God with you into every room. That’s a game changer.