Text without ceasing

smallbusiness.chron.comIt used to be that Bible teachers would downplay pray without ceasing (1 Thes. 5:17) because — they said — it wasn’t possible to talk to someone 24/7.

We now know this was wrong. It is possible to communicate with someone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The texters do it.

You scold your kids for texting at the table, but why? You text in the boss’s meeting. People are constantly texting in church (hey! no hypocrisy here — I’m guilty also). Some people, if they wake up at 3 a.m, empty their bladder and inbox at the same time. Others keep the phone by the pillow.

I’m a teacher, so I know about texting answers. Some students are so proficient, they text in their imagespockets without evening removing the device to see what they’re spelling. How they see the response is still a mystery for me; I’m the teacher and can’t figure out all their tricks.

So don’t pan prayer without ceasing. It can be done! (If you can stop texting long enough to say Hi to God!)

If you have needs (I do), then text them to God.

24 responses to “Text without ceasing

  1. loved all the funny pictures and the way you get your message across πŸ™‚

  2. So true in that we can, in a way, spiritually text God through prayer. We can do it quickly and often. We can do it in any venue anywhere. We can pray without ceasing for sure! Thanks for sharing blessed by that.

  3. Hilarious but factual at the same time

  4. Ok this is so brilliant. I’ll be sharing the third picture on Facebook πŸ˜‰ If only God had a smartphone – that bill would be so HIGH!!! Of course His text and talk would be unlimited, but the in/outgoing data usage…yeah.

  5. Shame on you, texting in church! Shouldn’t phones be off there? Are our phones becoming gods to us? Here, here, turn off the phone for a while and get back to God (YHWH).

  6. Thanks for those great images to start the week haha.

  7. These images are great! Ministering to my children is just a text away when I feel they need a word of praise or a reminder of His love.

  8. Beautifully put. I love it!!

  9. I loved it!!! Guess how I pray mostly now? On my iPad. I have to type out my prayers and then type out His answers. All the technology today…. I used to journal by hand. Not convenient anymore, haha. Besides, now that I blog about hearing God, it is just a matter of copy and paste. I take the iPad to Church and take notes on it and then copy and paste too. No condemnation, just in case someone wants to scold me too, haha.

  10. Fabulous post…made me laugh and think at the same time. I’m giving it to my 15 year old son to read. He’ll appreciate it too! That boy can text under the table and have a conversation with you at the same time…and make sense!

  11. That is cute…actually I saw my daughter in your article!! LOL She said what they do is slip the phone out of their pocket just enough to read the message…. or she had it on the chair in between her legs, then as they see you coming they just close their legs…so there you have it…now get those students!! πŸ™‚

  12. Love it! Thank you for posting.

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