I Can’t Live Without My….

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I Can’t Live Without My….

How would you finish the statement, “I can’t live without my…..”? My iphone screen was cracked. I went to Office Max to get it fixed because they advertised same day repair. Since my church is connected to me through my personal cell phone, I needed quick repair in case anyone needed to contact me. It was Saturday and they couldn’t have it to me until Monday evening. So then we went to the AT&T store where we buy our phones. They told me that Office Max was the place to get it fixed. Uh oh. What to do? How could I be without my phone for that long? I can’t live without my phone. Apparently I can. We are so attached and connected in ways that are beyond reasonable. I do remember a time when we had no cell phones and that was just something you read about in futuristic novels. That time is now. What I had to do is something I should have done a while ago–I bought a phone for my job while my personal phone was being repaired. I switched my personal number to the job phone and got a new personal number. Therefore I had a phone for my church people to contact me while my personal phone was being repaired. So I wasn’t without a cell phone, but I was without my personal cell phone. I survived the ordeal. But it really makes me think about how nervous I was without my personal phone. I felt out of touch and like something was missing. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we all were as attached to Jesus as we are our cell phones. Should that statement be, “I can’t live without my Jesus”? Shouldn’t we feel out of touch and like something was missing when we don’t stay connected to Jesus? Do we spend as much time with Jesus as we do on our cell phones? Do we rely on Jesus as much as we rely on our cell phones? I could go on and on but I won’t. I think you know what I’m talking about. So I have a challenge for all of us. Every time we pick up our cell phones, think about Jesus and lift His name. Check in with Him, reconnect with Him. Maybe something like, “Jesus, you’re my salvation.” Or, “Jesus, I love you.” Or “Jesus, thank you.” How about, “Jesus, you are all I need.” Because He should be the beginning and end of everything in our lives. Philippians 4.19 reads, “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” Do you believe this?
Blessings,
Pastor Deanna