Have you noticed that just about everyone has one? The young and old alike, they cling to it like their lives depend upon it. They look to it every day, some can't go an hour without looking at it. Sounds like I'm describing something life changing doesn't it? It's our cell phones. I'm in no way saying a cell phone is a bad thing.  It is one of the modern inventions that I too enjoy, and must admit, I rely on it way too much. For instance: someone asked me the other day for my Dad's phone number and I could not remember what it was because when I call him I push "call dad" on my cell phone.  I no longer dial a number. So I had to look (yes! you guessed it) on my cell phone to see his actual phone number. It reminded me how dependent I too have become on this little device.

I just wonder, as I watch what is happening in our culture these days, what would happen if we treated our Bible the same way we treat our cell phone. For instance:

What if we constantly carried it around in our purses or pockets? 
What if we went back to get it whenever we left it somewhere? 
What if we flipped through it several times a day?
What if we used it to receive messages from the text?
What if we treated it like we couldn't live without it?
What if we gave it to our kids for gifts?
What if we used it when we traveled?
What if we used it in case of an emergency?
What if we upgraded it to get the latest version?

This is something that makes you go.. . hmmm... where is my Bible? Oh, and one more thing, unlike our cell phones, we don't ever have to worry about our Bible being disconnected, because Jesus has already paid the bill, so we can use it all we want with unlimited data usage!

Again, cell phones used properly are not a bad thing and we can even use them to read our Bibles, but, you get the point that if we treated the Bible as we do our cell phones our spiritual lives might be a little better. So, where is your Bible and have you checked its text message today?

If we here at the Centerville Church of Christ can be of any spiritual assistance to you, please let us know.          

God Bless,
Todd Parsely



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