“For everything that was written in the past was written for our instruction, so that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures, we might have hope.” – Romans 15:4
It seems like I hardly ever talk on the phone anymore. Whether in business or personal life, I’m texting many times throughout the day. If you count the number of text messages per day that I write, the number is pretty high. On the other hand, the number of actual phone calls placed per day from me is low. It’s not that a text message is always impersonal. Sometimes I’ll even send a quick, “Love you and see you soon!” to my wife to let her know that I’m thinking of her. I enjoy hearing her voice when I can, but I’m happy just reading a message from her saying that she loves me.
Not too many people have physically heard the voice of Jesus or His angels, but that doesn’t mean He isn’t thinking of us. God sent us a text message a long time ago through His Holy Spirit. It’s called the Bible. When we read it with our whole heart and mind, we can see that not only is God thinking of us, but that He loves us and wants the best for us.
I remember one time that my mom left me a note about how to make meatloaf. She wrote me directions that, if I followed them, the meal would turn out good. I’m sorry to say that I glanced at the note without really having it sink in. I didn’t follow the directions and sure enough, the meal was a disaster. The same thing goes for God’s Word. He’s telling us about this life and how to live it, but when we don’t really take the time to let the scriptures sink in to our hearts and minds, we are headed for a disaster.
I hear many people say that they wish God would just come right out and tell them what to do about certain situations. Well, He did. What would Jesus do is more than just a bumper sticker. Whether in our personal or professional life, God told you and I how to live. All in all, God said one word to us. Jesus. He’s got nothing more to say. Jesus is our example and is the embodiment of the message God wanted us to hear. To put it plainly, if Christ wouldn’t do it, it shouldn’t be done. On the other hand, if Christ did something, you’d better believe that we should be following in those footsteps.
Don’t think that God stopped communicating to us just because we don’t physically hear Him. One day, we will come home to paradise and see our Heavenly Father face to face. For now, God sent us His text message. In our fast paced world, you may not have the time today to read all 805649 words in the King James Bible, so please allow me to sum them all up into one short text message. ‘Love you and see you soon! – God’
God’s blessings to you.