Last night my daughter's tablet sent her its little "fairy ring," alerting her of something or the other. I watched as she responded to it quicker than her knee jumps when the doctor checks her reflexes. But, she was eating her supper. A casual one, with us all gathered around the TV eating various pickins' from the kitchen, hers being her favorite frozen pizza.
This brief observation of her automatic response got me thinking how all the alert sounds of our gadgets have trained us so well to respond swiftly.
Would that describe how we respond to God when we "hear" His prompts in our hearts?
With further observation, I saw her extinguish her automatic response, because she was enjoying that pizza that was cooked to a crisp, just how she likes it.
Way back when, in my growing up years, if the phone rang, we answered it. Without question. In this day and age of answering machines, voice mail, caller ID, screening calls is definitely an option. If I am in the middle of something, I'm inclined to not so much as check to see who is calling.
It's now so easy to ignore and screen calls. Do we do the same to the Lord?
Like those times when He sends a caution to our hearts to not do a certain thing, but yet our desire to move forward and do it anyway is so strong that we ignore the ring of God's call...
The next time I get a "God ring," alerting me of something or the other, I hope that I respond as quickly as my daughter initially did to her device. And as we all know, screening His calls is definitely not the best plan! Answering every call. Without question. Now that's the way to go!