Cellphone & The Bible.

Looking over the last few months of cell phone bills, I have realized I am a Cell phone junkie–I text more than I talk in person or on the phone. I have also realized that when I don’t have my cell phone on my side I feel lost, unable to function (not really), but I think what would I do without my cell phone? My cell phone is one that can check my email, plan my days, text, scroll the internet, and even open my garage door. I mean come on, have we gone to far? Today, I got this email from a friend, a Forward! I don’t care for forwards to much, and I typically never forward them beyond my email, but this email was a bit different. I was drawn in by the subject heading “The Bible & Cell Phones”. 

The Bible came much earlier than even the first big cumbersome phone that we remember all to well in Saved By the Bell, especially if you were a teen in the 90s, so I opened the e-mail and began to feel like I was reading an examination of my conscience pointing out to me so many of faults because of my overuse of the cell phone! 

Here is the email:

I wonder what would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat our cell phone? 

What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets?
What if we flipped through it several times a day?
What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it?
What if we used it to receive messages from the text?
What if we treated it like we couldn’t live without it?
What if we gave it to kids as gifts?
What if we used it when we traveled?
What if we used it in case of emergency?
This is something to make you go….hmm…where is my Bible? 

So remember this.. 
You’ll never have dropped calls and unlike our cell phone, we don’t have to worry about your Bible being disconnected because Jesus already paid the bill. But most important of all…you’ll never have to ask Him ‘Can you hear me now?’ Makes you stop and think, ‘Where are my priorities?’ 

Since receiving this e-mail I have been extra sure to get in my Scripture prayer in each and everyday even if it means that I must give something else up. Sometimes it is hard to pray Scripture because you might not know where to begin. May I suggest a series of books called Six Weeks with the Bible? This series of book can be read as part of a Bible study or for individual enrichment. It starts off with a series of questions for a person to ponder. It offers a passage from Scripture and follows it up with questions to help you get the most out of the readings. The author follows up this critical reading of Scripture with an insightful commentary followed by questions that allow you to apply what you have learned to your daily life. 

Always remember the Bible is a love letter from God to you. It is also a map to the spiritual life. 

Makes you think eh?

Nick

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