What if our Bible were like our mobile phone?

Like many of you I get a lot of well meaning fluff in my e-mail Inbox. Not spam but the e-mail equivalent of a chain letter. Much of the fluff in my inbox is Christian in nature and whilst I read it I rarely accept the “challenge” of passing it on unless I feel it is exceptional.

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What if we treated our Bible like a mobile phone?

To be honest most of the ones I receive fall into the “Chicken soup for the soul” category – very lovely but a bit sugary for my taste. Sometimes I get one that really does move me and once in a while I get one that acts as a wake up call. I know , I know I could have chosen different words there but in this case it actually does apply. I’m putting (an edited version) of it up here because I just don’t like forwarding chain-letter e-mail but I do feel this particular message applies to a lot of the iPhone generation of Christians. Hope it helps.

###Have you ever wondered what would happen if we treated the Bible like we treat our mobile phone?

* What if we always carried it around in our handbags or pockets?
* What if we placed on the table in front of us when out dining in case it demanded our attention whilst eating?
* What if we flipped through it several times a day?
* What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it?
* What if we used it to receive messages from the text?
* What if we treated the Bible like we couldn’t live without it?
* What if we gave it to all the kids as gifts?
* What if we used it constantly when we travelled?
* What if we used it in case of emergency?
* What would make us say, “Hmm, where is my Bible”?

I’d just like to add a final one of my own.

* How many of us seek out a mobile-Bible app for our ‘phone and then leave it to collect dust in the apps list?

Have a good Monday (or whatever day you are reading this on)