Have you ever stopped to take the time and think about the ways God has used people and circumstances to bring His message to you? Well that’s just what I’m doing right now as I’m typing this blog. I am thinking how God used a friend and a home project to bring forth this message and post, “HAVE YOU GOT GOD ON YOUR CALLER ID?”
Not too long ago I telephoned a friend and asked him if he could come by to help me finish a home project I was working on. We had not seen each other in over a year, but on the day of his arrival it was if time had stood still. There was no laspe of time for us. Our conversation started like it was yesterday, instead of a year gone by. Right away we both started talking about the goodness of the Lord Jesus. As our dialogue continued, my friend seem to come out of the blue with this statement, “THE WORST THING TO EVER HAPPEN TO A CHRISTIAN WAS CALLER ID.” He started laughing as he repeated, “Yea, that’s right, THE WORST THING TO EVER HAPPEN WAS CALLER ID.” Now I’m laughing because of his contagious laughter and I asked him to explain what he meant. Then, he shared this story with me.
I’M NOT ANSWERING THIS CALL
He told me how he was about to do something that he knew he shouldn’t do – when his cell phone rang. He checked his caller ID and saw that is was his wife. He chuckled shaking his head out of embarrassment as he confessed his response. I’m not answering this. He knew that if he answered there would be questions … questions that might interfere with his plans. We both are now laughing uncontrollably as I now confess … been there done that. My friend went on to say what if God was using a person at a particular time and place to get His message across to you. God could be using that caller to tell you to not to start what you’re about to start or to stop what you are currently doing. But with Caller ID, we are quick to look and decide if we are going to take the call.