[CF Devotionals] 2019-05-21 Home Button

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My most recent cellphone has a “home button” © at the bottom of the phone. Any time I need to switch quickly from one program to another, I can click the home button. If an application freezes up, often if I click the home button, that gets me out of the mess. No matter what I need to do with my phone, if I click the home button, I can find the app that I need. I have become quite fond of this home button. I am normally “thrifty to a fault” anyway - in other words, using items until they are worn out and not usable for anyone else. (That can be either a good or bad trait.) I use my phone for so many important functions - reading the Bible, receiving and sending prayer requests, texting with family members, church communications - you name it. I have become attached to that phone AND its home button. So ever since Richard recently told me that the newest models of phones do NOT have home buttons, I have been stubbornly determined to hang onto this phone, as long as I possibly can.

As Christians, we have a “home button” for God, and that is prayer. We can use it 24/7, no matter where we are, no matter the weather, no matter how many other people are using “the system.” There are no “no service” areas. All we have to do is pray, and we have immediate access to all of God’s wisdom, strength and love, as well as His help in the midst of any “mess.”

Psalm 139:1-45 (Berean Study Bible)
  1. O LORD, You have searched me
    and known me.
  2. You know when I sit and when I rise;
    You understand my thoughts from afar.
  3. You search out my path and my lying down;
    You are aware of all my ways.
  4. Even before a word is on my tongue,
    You know all about it, O LORD.
  5. You hem me in behind and before;
    You have laid Your hand upon me.
  6. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too lofty for me to attain.
  7. Where can I go to escape Your Spirit?
    Where can I flee from Your presence?
  8. If I ascend to the heavens, You are there;
    if I make my bed in Sheol, You are there.
  9. If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
    if I settle by the farthest sea,
  10. even there Your hand will guide me;
    Your right hand will hold me fast.
  11. If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me,
    and the light become night around me”—
  12. even the darkness is not dark to You,
    but the night shines like the day,
    for darkness is as light to You.
  13. For You formed my inmost being;
    You knit me together in my mother’s womb.
  14. I will praise You,
    for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

[email jan] Janice P. Moser


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