Today was not a good day for me. There I said it! I always try to make the very best of every single day, but today it felt like the world had a grip on me and wouldn’t let go. I’m human. It happens.
It all started when my beloved iPhone gave up on me a few days ago. This made the fourth or fifth (I’ve lost count!) time in a YEAR that I’ve had to go through this ordeal. I can handle most things life throws at me, but car and technology issues are a completely different ball game for me. Nothing sends me into frenzy quite like car and technology problems.
I knew this would mean several days of talking with several customer service reps, both on the phone and computer. This would mean having to use my husband’s ancient phone as a temporary means of communication and no “quick-on the go” access to my e-mails, notes, my favorite Bible app, camera, calendar, calculator – you get the picture. As a busy mom/business owner who is constantly on the go, I depend on my phone for most everything, so not having it throws me way off. Even though this day started out not so good, it didn’t take long for God to give me insight and to teach me something in the midst of my communication chaos.
I was sitting on the couch with my computer in front of me as I was trying to file an insurance claim on my broken phone, while I was on my temporary phone pressing several series of numbers in order to speak to a customer service representative, and all the while trying to keep my almost two year old little girl quiet and calm. Just picture chaos. After several minutes of pressing numbers and being placed on hold for quite some time, someone FINALLY answered. I had just begun telling the representative about my phone situation and then all of a sudden I heard silence on the other line. I looked down at the phone and I couldn’t believe that after all of that button pressing and holding, the call DROPPED. Boy was I feeling frazzled. I had so many things to do and people to contact and it was proving to be a challenge without my phone.
In that moment all I could think about was how messy things get when we can’t or don’t properly communicate with each other. I started thinking about how things are when we don’t communicate with God and how that makes Him feel. He’s there ready to take your call, but you aren’t calling Him. You can’t have a relationship with someone without communicating with him or her.
Communicating with God forms our connection/bond with Him. A connection that is crucial. Its how we relay all of our needs, wants, thoughts, and feelings to The One who is in control of it all. It’s up to us to ensure that we are in constant communication with Him in order to strengthen our connection.
“The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.” Psalm 145:18 NIV
Constant communication with God keeps me at peace. Unlike anyone else, I can always communicate with Him. Anytime. Anywhere. I don’t have to send him an e-mail, a text message or a Facebook message. All I have to do is call on Him wherever I am. No typing required. He is always eagerly waiting on my call. He’s waiting on yours too!
“For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:12-13 NIV
“I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I WILL CALL ON HIM AS LONG AS I LIVE.” Psalm 116:1-2 NIV
~ Crystal Buck