Tuesday, December 30, 2008

If our BIBLES were our CELL PHONES

Dan O’ Deens pastors a growing church in the Coatesville area. I enjoy reading his blog. Recently he wrote something that I thought was very intriguing:

Cell Phones and Bibles

Have you ever wondered: “what would happen if we treated our Bibles like we treat our cell phones?”

What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets?

What if we flipped through it several time a day?

What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it?

What if we used it to receive messages from the text?

What if we treated it like we couldn’t live without it?

What if we gave it to kids as gifts?

What if we used it when we traveled?

What if we used it in case of emergency?

Where is your Bible?

Oh, and one more thing. Unlike our cell phones, we don’t have to worry about our Bible being disconnected because Jesus already paid the bill.

And no dropped calls!

How about that? It made me wonder. How would Grace Church be different if every single person who attends would read their Bible for at least 15 minutes every single day in the year 2009. I’m not even saying we must all read our Bibles through in a year. I’m just saying what would happened if every single person who attends our church would read their Bible for 15 minutes every day in 2009?

I think the result would be indescribable. How much more would God be able to meet us right where we are and help move us closer to where He wants us to be? How much more effective could we be as a church in meeting as many people as possible right where they are and helping move them to where God wants them to be? So, what do you say? Can you give up 91.25 hours in 2009 (15 minutes multiplied by 365 days)?

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