I had to purchase a new cell phone this weekend. The one I had would shut off spontaneously, even while I was in a conversation. I knew there was a problem with it and didn’t want to be caught with a dead phone, so I bought a car charger to keep it connected to a power source. Even that didn’t prevent the phone from shutting off. It was obvious, it was time to take the plunge and purchase a new phone.
All cell phones are not the same. They have different bells and whistles on them and some require either a tutorial CD or a book as thick as a novel to learn how to use them. I left the cell phone store knowing how to turn my phone on and off and how to place a call. I needed to spend time reading the manual to learn how the phone operated and what the intended purpose was for all the gadgets on the phone. I could take a shot in the dark and push different buttons hoping to find my way around the phone, but I would waste a lot of time and most likely end up frustrated.
We are all created unique by God. We have similarities; however, there are special things about each one of us. God created each of us with a destiny in mind [Jeremiah 29:11]. We can meander our way through life with a “hit or miss” mentality, trying to determine our purpose, or we can spend time daily reading the Manufacturer’s Guide to see what we were created for and how we are to operate.
God’s Word is there for us to guide our steps and direct our path [Psalm 119:35]. It provides light and direction for us [Psalm 119:105]. We are encouraged to spend time in the Word reading it, studying it, and meditating on it [Joshua 1:8]. When we spend time in the Word and do as it instructs, the Lord will make our paths straight [Proverbs 3:5-6; Proverbs 4:11].
Be intentional with the days you are given. Why waste time playing hit or miss? Seek His guidance and direction in all you do and you will be blessed with abundant life.

Cell Phone vs. Bible
(Author Unknown)

I wonder what would happen if we treated our
Bible like we treat our cell phones?
What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets?
What if we turned back to get it if we forgot it?
What if we flipped through it several times a day?
What if we used it to receive messages?
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 as we traveled?
What if we used it in case of an emergency?
What if we upgraded it to get the latest version?
This is something to make you go, hmmm, where is
my Bible?Oh, and one more thing….unlike our cell phones,
we don’t ever have to worry about our Bible being
disconnected because Jesus already paid the bill!