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Stop Calling

By Kayla

You can’t text, tweet, call, snap or message Him. All you can do is talk. It is the simplest and most effective form of communication, yet it is commonly lacking. Sharing with your friends online about how great God has been in your life is a good thing. It is. But don’t forget to thank Him yourself. Nowadays people have a bad habit of using a screen to talk for them, instead of physically speaking to others. The same can be said about prayer. Instead of taking the time to connect with Him on a personal level, some think it is good enough to simply post an inspirational message online. This is especially true for young people who have grown up with all of this technology. God isn’t going to “Like” your Facebook status about how blessed you are. He wants to hear from you. Some find prayer intimidating, but there is nothing stronger than a bowed head and honest words. It’s a lot easier and more fulfilling than trying to think up the perfect tweet.

Remember that God isn’t one of your friends or followers online. Other people are the ones reading what you have to say. So who do you really want to get your message? He doesn’t care about how many Likes and Retweets you get. He cares about YOU!

Matthew 6:1-7 “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.
2 “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
5 “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 6 But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.”

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