Monday, July 26, 2010
Do you treat your cell phone like your Bible?
Update: for the Smart Masses (::cough:: M. O'R ::cough::) out there who's Bible is on their smartphones/ipad/kindle/whatevers - just go with it... ;o) But for those who are still stuck in the 20th century and have a Bible Made of paper.
I just finished reading Greg Laurie's Daily Devotion for today and it really got me thinking... so much so, that I didn't go to my next email, but decided to share about it.
I'm trying to think of what I kept close to me as much as my cell phone is to me today. I don't think there was anything maybe my watch (?).
Think about your cell phone... where is it right now? I know my phone is usually within an arm's reach. I'm always on it. Either checking facebook, twitter, email, texting, playing games, making my grocery list, etc. It's such an important tool in my every day living.
Now, ask yourself, "What if you treated your Bible like you do your cell phone." I wish I could say that I do. But I don't. Can you imagine your walk if you did? How much stronger and more knowledgeable you'd be? It'd be with me wherever I'd go. If I have a moment, I'd crack it open and just read a little... skim through old notes that I've jotted on the margins, refreshing my soul, being open to new insights, etc...
I just looked at my old iphone... it is beat up. Granted it's the cover that's beat up, but still... It's been everywhere - dropped (water/coffee, earth, and concrete), kept in my pocket for i don't know how many hours, in my backpack (read: purse), talked on, typed on, and handled by my almost-3 year old.
With all that being said - I need to crack open my Bible more often.
I love the quote at the end of the devotion: "As it has been said, a Bible that is falling apart is usually a good indication of a life that isn't."
(side note: my little guy LOVES playing PocketGod on both iPhone and iPad)
I totally recommend Greg's Devotion that's emailed daily. It's short, to the point, and full of spiritual growth goodies.