• Heidi J. Smith

Connecting with God: 6 Cell Phone Reminders

What if I could call or text God from my cell phone? Would I talk to him more?

What if my constant cell phone use reminded me of my relationship with God?

Photo credit to Paul Hanaoka

1. Bible Reading (charging my phone) “Oh how I love your law! It is my mediation all the day.” Psalm 119:97 ESV

If my cell phone’s battery dips low, I charge it.

Reading God’s Word fuels my life. If I only replenish my spiritual tank on Sunday, I will fizz by Tuesday. I must daily plug-into God’s Word to walk by faith.

2. Confessing (cell phone’s signal) “If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.” Psalm 66:18 ESV

I can use my cell phone anywhere I have a signal.

Prayer to God always holds a strong signal unless I have unconfessed sin in my life. Sin blocks the signal. I must confess my sin (I John 1:9), and my prayers can be sent anywhere or anytime.

3. Praying (calling and texting)Pray without ceasing.” I Thessalonians 5:17 ESV

How often do I text or call my friends?

Just as I continuously communicate with my friends, I should frequently talk to God. Prayer, like texting or calling, can be short sentences uttered in my car or long conversations unburdened in my bedroom.

4. Memorizing (cell phone's history) “I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” Psalm 119:11 ESV

My phone's history records recent calls, googled items, and text messages.

What am I storing in my mind? Am I memorizing Scripture? God's Word teaches, corrects, convicts, and trains me (2 Timothy 3:16). I must bank up God's treasures.

5. Fellowship (contact list) “The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.” Proverbs 12:26 NIV

Who are my favorite contacts in my cell phone?

People influence me. Are my friends helping or hurting my relationship with God?

6. Serving (calendar) “Through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Galatians 5:13b-14 ESV

What activities mark my calendar?

My schedule reflects my priorities. Am I taking time to serve God and others?

“Lord, as I daily use my phone, may it remind me of my relationship with you."

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