So, I was driving to a meeting when I had that moment of absolute horror that I expect that many of you have experienced. Yes, I realized that I didn’t have my phone.
I began to think about when I last had it and then I remembered putting my phone down while I put my shoes on before leaving home. I felt sure that was where it still would be and so I decided not to worry, after all we should be able to cope without mobile phones, right?
I drove a little further and then I noticed the symbols on the car dashboard display that were telling me that a phone was connected via bluetooth. I have circled the 2 symbols in this picture, one shows the battery level and the other shows the signal strength.
I was in the car alone and it was bizarre to realize that although I didn’t have my phone on or near me that my car was still communicating with it. I used the hands free option on the dashboard to call Tracey (it’s really weird feeling using a phone that you think isn’t there to make a call) and I asked her to call me back so that I could hear where the phone was. Thankfully the ring tone came from the boot and not the roof and so when I arrived at my destination, my phone was soon recovered.
I thought my phone was lost but the bluetooth connection showed it was there all the time.
Sometimes it can feel like we have lost God or that he is far away but in those moments we need to simply try our connection with him rather than assuming we really have lost him.
Perhaps you have reached a point in life where your faith isn’t as strong as it once was but if you have, that doesn’t mean that you can’t work on it and aim to strengthen your relationship with God.
For me, I find it easiest to talk with God in my everyday life, including how I am feeling and what I am thinking about. To talk about reality comes easier to me than praying about abstract thoughts. To consider how God is present in a situation and to consider what the Bible says about life are also essentials that keep my connection with God strong.
The great news is that even if it feels like God is far away that he really isn’t. You see, there is nothing that you can do to lose God because he is with us always.
If God is with us, it makes sense to talk with him more.
If it makes sense to talk with Him more, will we?
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