Strange Ringtones and Answering God’s Call

Telephone ringtones amaze me today. When the cell phone goes off, for a moment I don’t know whether to dance or answer the phone. It takes me a minute to get oriented.

When I was a kid it was also complicated. In the country three families might share one line. So your ring was one long riiiiiiiiiiing and two short “ring, rings!” The neighbor’s might be two longs and one short.

And for Aunt Nosey it didn’t matter. When the phone rang you might hear a “click” while you were talking to your girlfriend. Aunt Nosey tried to sneak on to see what you were saying. It was more interesting that soap box operas.

I wonder what Aunt Nosey would have said if the phone had erupted in Bruce Springsteen’s “Born In the USA” each time someone called? That’s hard on the heart.

There’s one ringtone that has never changed over the years though. When God calls your heart, answer …for fellowship, for repentance, and for salvation. He still calls. He still speaks. Don’t turn a deaf ear.

“Because I have called and you refused, I have stretched out my hand and no one regarded, Because you disdained all my counsel, And would have none of my rebuke …” (Prov. 1:24, 25 NKJV)

Hey, if that phone is ringing (or singing or rapping),  we’d better get it!

How do you recognize when it’s God’s voice speaking to you and not just your own feelings or imagination?

Hmmm …
“But I want to go on the record and say this: Adultery is not normal. It certainly isn’t inevitable. It is not the way God created us. We were made for monogamy and fidelity. When we are disloyal, we reflect the betrayal of both Satan and Adam. It is no wonder that the Bible often speaks of sin as “spiritual adultery.” Betrayal is the original sin.”  Michael Hyatt

Look at this!

Want to be more effective in your prayer life?  Read: The Troublemaker’s Prayer

also: When God Shows His Muscles

Prayer Team

Phyllis has a ladies’ meeting at Lannion Saturday the 24th of this month then another seven or eight hours away the next day. Pray for a real visitation of God, good train connections, and knees that hold up (she had some real problems with a cyst behind one knee)

I’ll be preaching in an evangelistic outreach that same weekend in Lannion. Pray that God save people and bring them to the knowledge of His precious Son.

It seems that young people are particularly open here in France (with a lot of closed ones and opposition). The political atmosphere is poisonous and the financial crisis has sown unease about the future. The government is raising taxes to try to balance the budget. A perfect storm for preaching the Gospel? Pray.

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