When I came into the office this morning (Wednesday, May 25, 2016) I was met by a rather unpleasant surprise: we had no phone service and no Internet service.
So I called Cox and, while talking with the Customer Service Representative, I mentioned I didn’t mind the phone being out, but I need the Internet.
They said a technician would be here by 10:00 (FYI, it is now past 10:00 and I’ve not seen anybody from Cox yet).
For the past 2½ hours I’ve been twiddling my thumbs, trying to stay busy...I’ve done some off line work and I’ve got a big part of Thursday’s work already done. And here I sit, totally at a loss as to what to do next.
Then a sudden realization hit me: I am very dependent upon the Internet in my day to day life. When my Internet service is interrupted, my life has to be put on hold until a technician can come by and restore service.
Then a sudden conviction hit me: can the same thing be said about my personal devotional life? If I miss a day of reading God’s Word or praying (not in relation to my job as a preacher, but in my personal study and prayer time as a Christian), does my life feel interrupted? Or do I just go on with other “important” things and not really even miss that devotional time?
How important to you is your personal devotion time? If you miss it, do you miss it? Or if you miss it do you even notice it’s not there? How much of an inconvenience is it to you if you miss your time with God? Are you able to just continue with your day, almost as if nothing was missing?
God has done more for each of us than anyone else in this world...He’s even more for us than the Internet.
I hope your personal prayer and study time is something that you never take for granted. I hope that you never have to “do without it.” I hope that you could not and cannot “do without it.”
I hope the technician from Cox gets here soon!