Tuesday, May 29, 2012
This is my iPhone at 7:01 this morning. From 10:00 a.m. yesterday until about 7:00 it was blank. No response from the patient in spite of CPR. Jeremy Knight told me how to do a ‘hard reboot’ and with a great deal of trepidation, I did. Lost everything on the iPhone, set it back to factory settings.
Nothing in the iPhone’s memory existed, except how to connect and be programmed. None of the data entered on Beloved Husband’s medication, no list of his medical history that helps when keeping his appointments, which were also gone. No reminders for those every three hours he takes his MG medication. No reminders from my Bible app to continue my reading.
And, my backup was done three weeks ago. I recommend (now) that such backups be done daily – think about it. Can you see why?
Seriously, even for those of you who do not have smart phones – can you see why a backup is done daily?
I want to emphasis that point, because that’s the real subject of today’s blog. Just as there was a loss of information when I lost the use of my iPhone, there is a huge loss when I don’t use God.
How do I use Him?
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. (Psalms 119:11 KJV)
Pray without ceasing. (1 Thessalonians 5:17 KJV)
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together (Hebrews 10:25a KJV)
When I do those simple things, I remain connected to God. Following those three small actions, I will immerse myself in His word, spend time with Him in prayer, prepare myself for the work He has set out for me to do:
And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. (Deuteronomy 6:7 KJV)
The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. (Titus 2:3-5 KJV)
These are only two of the things women, specifically, are called to do. There are two others that all mankind is instructed to do:
Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. (Matthew 22:36-40 KJV)
There are many other positions and other instructions given, but it takes that connection to God to know our personal applications. Back up by reading His word daily, praying without ceasing and spending time with those who have chosen to follow Him. That’s staying informed and connected.