Texting in the Throne Room
“Your way, O God, is holy; What god is great like our God?” Psalm 77:13
The other night we had a warm discussion on how we as a society have grasped to our cell phones, as it is a lifeline. We hear a beep or feel a buzz on the phone and it has our attention as we quickly reach to see what it is. Could it be a friend who wants to go out, did something just happen to our clan, or did we just get a life back in one of our games? We have created a reflex in our body so whenever the phone goes off we respond. How does that compare to how you respond when God calls you? Do you jump up right away in response? Do we even hear Him above all of the other things we are trying to balance in our life as we split our attention ten different ways? You might be saying to yourself right now, “I’m not that bad; I can handle having a conversation with someone face to face and be texting someone too.” I have learned that people cannot hear everything that someone else is trying to communicate when we are doing more than one thing. It is difficult to hear one voice above the many noises.
Let us take this one-step further. What does your quiet place with God look like? When Jesus walked the earth, He withdrew from society to pray (Mark 1:35, Mat 14:23, Luke 5:16). Jesus went to a place where He was not going to get distracted. Jesus, who had the perfect relationship with the Father, went in solitude to communicate with Him. Let us not be fooled in believing that we l can handle ourselves better because we have grown up with technology. By accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior, we have direct access to God the Father on the throne in heaven through Jesus Christ. Let us be mindful of who it is we are speaking to when we pray.
“And the four living creatures, each one of them having six wings, are full of eyes around and within; and day and night they do not cease to say, “HOLY, HOLY, HOLY is THE LORD GOD, THE ALMIGHTY, WHO WAS AND WHO IS AND WHO IS TO COME.” Revelation 4:8
“I am the LORD, your Holy One, The Creator of Israel, your King.” Isaiah 43:15