We have become a SMART PHONE world! Almost everyone you know has a smart phone – whether it is an iPhone®, or another brand of smart phone. If you have a question, you can look it up on your smart phone. Anywhere. Anytime.
I still remember the days of rotary dial phones and phone cards in order to make a long distant call. When I was in college, I didn’t talk to my parents but twice a week and I had to make it short calls because I only had so much time on my phone card. Now people text, talk and face time. We can reach anybody almost immediately at any given time.
There are so many apps you can download to your phone so that everything is just a “touch” away. I asked my friend the other day if she knew what the price of gas was in town. She said, “there’s an app for that.” After a meeting I was in, someone said they were going out to start their car, and another person said, “I did that from my phone. There’s an app for that.”
I’ve come to realize that there is an “app” for about anything you want which you can download on your phone. I also realize that the more apps you have running on your phone, the quicker your battery runs down and you have to charge the phone.
We are a lot like smart phones, aren’t we? We keep adding more and more “apps” to our lives. We think we are invincible and we just keep running and going and doing more and more and more. Everything we do seems to be “good stuff” but we just keep piling on. We’ve lost our simple, “rotary dial” lives. We have too many apps running and we wear out and need recharged.
God is waiting right there for you everyday, every hour, every minute ready to help you recharge. He wants to help you remove some of the not-so-important apps from your life. When we focus on Him and what He has called us to do, then we can focus on the most important apps in our lives.
Just like the smart phones, we need to be recharged every day. Starting your day out with Bible reading and prayer is a great way to get recharged. Weekly worship services and small group Bible studies are good “rechargers” as well. I Thessalonians 5:17 says to pray continually. This means to be in an attitude of prayer all day long and continually seeking God’s direction and to be mindful of His presence throughout the day. He is plugged in and waiting to recharge us.
As a matter of a fact…………I think there’s an app for that………….download it at www.Bible.com.