Can we talk?
God communicates in many ways. We should too.
I saw a video on Facebook a few days ago, well actually I saw several, but the one that comes to mind was a preacher talking about bringing your Bible to church as opposed to the Bible App on your smart phone.
Two major points were made:
First: People outside the church (not in your fellowship) see you carrying a Bible, maybe they ask questions, get curious, get invited to join you.
Second: your phone has a lot of apps that are designed to distract you, and the probably will distract you when God is trying to get your attention.
He also talked about coming into church with the respect and reverence you would have going into a courtroom.
So, this morning I dressed for church and taking my Bible and notebook, I headed for church. We stopped on the way for a bottle of water and a snack. I engaged the cashier in conversation (the shirt and tie along with the Bible started the conversation). She asked me to keep her in prayer (she must work when she’d rather be in church).
The thought that occurred to me as we drove to church was this: We fit God and church into our schedule. Shouldn’t we ask God to dictate our schedule? Or more to the point: I need to take God with me everywhere, and not be a secret saint.
1 Timothy 4:14-16 (KJV)
Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
Hebrews 10:25 (KJV)
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Romans 1:16-17 (KJV)
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
Romans 5:5 (KJV)
And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.