Monday, March 31, 2014

“I’ll Get It!”

 

300px-Ringtone_symbol.svgOh all the rings and dings in our lives these days... Sometimes I'm glad for them, and then sometimes, well, not so much.

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.

run to phoneWay 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!

                                                                  Hugs my friends!Signature

7 comments:

Billie Jo said...

Hello my friend!
This is a beautiful reminder for me. : )
And so very true!
I love your retro picture too! My favorite.
Have a cozy week!

Mrs.T said...

Excellent post, Mrs. Smith!!! What a great analogy! I too remember those days when we not only answered the phone when it rang, but we kids actually fought over who would get it (at times!). Thanks for sharing your insight. Great reminder.

Jazzmin said...

What an amazing reminder!! This is so wise- and so beautiful to think about and really assess ourselves. I love this.

Have a blessed weekend!!
~Jazzmin ♥

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Isn't this amazing, Mrs. Smith!
Here you are writing about tuning in to His voice earlier in the week(I'm just reading it today) and here I was feeling urged to post my own version of listening over at It's A Beautiful Life.

I think He's got a theme going. And I love it. I love how His family tunes in and hears the same message.

Lovely. So glad you stopped by so that I could repay the visit here.

Wishing you a beautiful weekend....
Brenda


Hope said...

Hello (and very soon, Good Morning, as well),

What a great thought. I know that I am always happiest when I pay attention to His rings. But I have to admit that sometimes I don't respond so well. I am thankful that He is patient and continues to work on changing my heart. Your post made me smile; it is just so precious.

Thank you for visiting my blog. It is really such a pleasure and blessing to see you there.

I hope you have a wonderful Saturday.

:)Hope

Kathryn Ross said...

Blessings, milady! May we ever and always respond to those God rings! That still small voice - yes - an apt metaphor here.
Joy!
Kathy

Debbie Harris said...

Hello Mrs. Smith,
I finally made a visit to your wonderful place here, just lovely. I am your newest follower and look forward to visiting often.
That was a heart gripper of a post, because it is so true! I was just thinking this evening on how I carry my cell phone every where I go. Not good!
Then that still small voice that tugs at our heart strings to do something, call someone, visit someone, say something... Do we answer God's calls? Very thought prevoking.
The Lord bless you!

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