Pastor Tom Townsend Shares
Cell phones are wonderful tools of modern technology. They allow us to stay in touch with those that we love and appreciate. My wife, Connie, and I have an agreement that when we are apart overnight, we will connect with each other by phone each morning and evening – just to stay in touch.
A couple of weeks ago, Connie spent a few days on the east side of the State taking care of our Grandboys. One evening, after waiting for Connie to call, I dialed her number and expected to connect. My phone, to my surprise and dismay, told me that the call could not be completed. After several attempts, I gave up and assumed that I would be able to connect the next day. The next morning, I had the same problem so I went to the phone store where I learned that my phone had a bad sim card. No sim card = no connection to a phone call.
The technician fixed my cell phone, and thankfully, it was able to connect with Connie’s phone. What a relief!
This situation with my phone got me to thinking. If, for some reason, I could no longer pray, would I be as upset as I was when my phone wouldn’t connect me to Connie? Do I look forward to talking with God as much as I do with my wife? And, how long would it take for me to discover that my “prayer line” was disconnected? I really did not like my answers to these questions.
Since then, I’ve been using some reminders to help me connect with God in prayer, and I encourage you to join me.
- When the phone rings, Pray.
- Each Morning and Each Evening, Pray.
- Recognize that God wants to talk to you – so Pray.
- When talking to your spouse (or a loved one), Pray.
Prayer is important to God, and we are encouraged to be in constant communication with Him. According to His Word, He loves us and wants to hear from us.
I Thessalonians 5:17 – Pray without Ceasing
Colossians 4:2 – Continue in Prayer
Ephesians 6:18 – Praying Always with all Prayer and Supplications
Romans 12:12 – Be Constant in Prayer
Pastor Tom – Phil 3:14