They desire to always have an instant connection to those they know.
Reference: “These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the culmination of the ages has come.” 1 Corinthians 10:11 NIV
Explore: I like to have my phone around me but I don’t think I’m as tied to it as some people. I use it to communicate with people, it’s my connection to the internet and it keeps me entertained when I’m waiting for something.
I like to send text messages to let people know I’m thinking of them or if I need them to know something. I’m not a fan of speaking on the phone and will only do so if it’s easier than texting or if it’s urgent.
I’ve realised that some people have a much greater connection to their phone. They desire to always have an instant connection to those they know.
A couple of people I know have recently left their phone behind. They’ve made their way to a computer where they’ve posted on social media that they don’t have their phone and then listed all the other ways people can contact them. One even listed the hours they’d be on their computer and when they’d be back home to get their phone.
These people don’t have terminally ill relatives or high pressure jobs. They just have a desire to be connected at all times.
Application: While I don’t feel the need to be connected to people all the time, it is nice to know I can be connected to God at all times. All throughout history He has provided people with the ability to access Him.
Whether it is through scripture or worship, God’s message has been made known. And through the Holy Spirit we can connect with God anywhere at anytime.
He doesn’t close for business and He doesn’t leave His phone at home. We can always call on God.
Prayer: Lord, thank You for giving us access to You. May we always treasure the closeness You provide. Amen.
How will you connect to God today?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.