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If Your Phone Rang and It Was God

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We all know the convenience of making a call anytime, anywhere. From the beginning of time, long before the day of cell phone technology, God gave a special connection to his people. God gave to us this blessing called prayer. He enjoys hearing from his children when we are blessed and grateful. He cares enough to listen when we are facing times of despair. We know the feeling of getting a call when the caller ID says anonymous caller. We hesitate to answer, wondering who, with a blocked number, may want us. Or, maybe the number is there but we don’t recognize it. God has every person on His contact list and He knows exactly who it is when we call. The challenge lies with each one of us.
Is God in our contact list? When God calls us do we recognize who is calling, or does it come up as a number not in our contact list? How often does a call to God show up in our recent call log? Is it once a week or many times a day?
Our call log to God reveals our view of God and also our view of ourselves. If we have a heart of pride, we miss the blessings of seeing how God works in our lives in every second of time. We blunder through life trying to make life fit our agenda, leaving few times of calls to God in our history. On the other hand, if God is priority in our life and we recognize Him as creator and ruler, we will contact Him frequently for direction for life’s challenges and to express gratitude for every blessing on our journey thru life.
Does God get put thru to our voicemail? Does He receive the “We are sorry we missed your call” just because we are too busy to talk? God doesn’t leave voicemails or messages. He speaks with us whenever we are willing to listen. If God calls repeatedly and we don’t answer, we can be assured the calls will not continue forever. Proverbs 1:24,28 says “Because I have called and ye refused…Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; They shall seek me early, but they shall not find me…”
There is a call coming in the future that everyone will answer. The call will be at the end of time when God is ready to reward every man for their deeds, or when He decides our life span is over. If you think in your mind that you will prepare for that call when you feel you’re ready or when it is convenient, you will miss it. If you try to answer a phone call on the first ring when you have no idea that the call is coming, you will come to realize that it is nearly impossible. The call of God will be so much faster than that. In the twinkling of an eye God will return for his children and eternity follows. 1 Corinthians 15:52 tells us “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” God’s call to us personally could be sudden death thru a fatal accident or heart attack. If we don’t want to answer that call unprepared, we need to have God in our contact list and in our recent calls today. True relationships do not exist without communication.