In this day and age, people are obsessed with cell phones. Unless they are living off the grid or are too young or old to hold one, most everyone owns a cell phone. And what’s not to love about these wonders of technology? We can talk, text, take photos, and keep in touch with family and friends through all the apps available like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
Our cell phones have become indispensable to us. We keep them right by our sides day and night. And if the unthinkable occurred, and we forgot our phone at home, most of us wouldn’t know what to do. We would be lost. How could we spend hours away from our Facebook news feeds? Just think of all those funny cat videos we would miss out on.
For most of us, our phones basically holds our whole lives. We have all those texts, pictures, passwords, banking info, ebooks, and videos just hanging out in that little rectangle. It contains the information we choose to keep private and the information we choose to share with the world.
Let’s take a minute and get personal. What would happen if someone else got ahold of our phones? Think of all the things they would see and read. Most of us would be horrified. What if that someone found some not so nice texts about them, or even worse, saw some of the pictures we snap in private?
Now let’s go one step further. What would happen if Jesus came back and asked to see our phones? How many of us would sputter out excuses and cling to it, too ashamed or afraid of what He might find?
Well get ready, because one day, that will happen, only Christ won’t need our phones. When He takes His chosen from this world, our entire lives will be on display. And for some of us, it’s going to be ugly.
For the Bible says:
Nothing is concealed that won’t be revealed, and nothing hidden that won’t be made known and come to light. Luke 8:17
For God will bring every act to judgment, including every hidden thing, whether good or evil. Ecclesiastes 12:14
No creature is hidden from Him, but all things are naked and exposed to the eyes of Him to whom we must give an account. Hebrews 4:13
Uh oh, we’re in trouble now. But wouldn’t it be amazing for after all those ugly secret things are displayed to Christ, a marked change occurs. A turning point. A specific time when our lives became all about Him.
Well guess what? We can make that change to our lives right now. We can spend more time with Christ then with our Facebook friends. We can think about Him before we write that text or post that picture. We must ask ourselves, is what we’re doing and how we’re living glorifying Him?
It’s all up to us. So, will 2015 be the year that we unashamedly hand over our “cell phones” to Christ, or will we continue to cling to them, storing up more of the same?
Many blessings to you,