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by | Sep 22, 2022 | Dependency, Relationship

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.”

(John 14:15 ESV)

“And he answered, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.'”

(Luke 10:27 ESV)

I took my monthly road trip to a mobile market yesterday. I leave way before dawn so I get a fairly decent spot in line. On my way there, I realized I couldn’t find my phone. In my defense, it was 4 a.m. when I left. After my discovery, all kinds of things went through my head. “What if I have a wreck? The only number I know for sure is my sister in laws. Which is fine, I love her and she would tell my brother.” Or “My devotionals are going to be really late going out.” And the ever popular,  “What if someone needs me and can’t get hold of me?”

During my ride yesterday morning, I realized I have formed an attachment to my cell phone. What did we do before cell phones? We lived just fine without them. During my last few minutes of my drive, God told me that we need to form an attachment for the things of Him. All too often we say a quick, “Hi God. Bless me today. Thanks and amen.” That’s not what God wants. He wants a relationship with him. He wants us more attached to him than we are to our cell phones. Can you do that? Can you form as strong attachment to God as you have for your cell phone or whatever your strongest attachment is?

My walk with God needs to be stronger. My prayer life needs work. So I vow today to put down my electronics, my crafting, or whatever is drawing my attention away from God. I vow to put God first in every area of my life. How about you? Today is a good day to recommit to God.

By the way, my phone was actually in my purse. Just not where I usually put it.

Have a great day.

Kathy Keller
Writer and Prayer warrior with Answers2Prayer Ministries
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