So today I woke up determined to hide my phone. I was not going to bring it to work because I didn't want to have to take a phone call that I dread, dont expect to come yet know I need it. I really thought it was a good idea.
Out of sight and out of mind! Perfect, sorted.
Picked the phone up, opened the drawer, was half way to setting it down amidst half worn batteries, broken necklaces, small devotional and three odd socks when the thing went "bleep" .
"Keep your phone with you today" . Honestly, seriously what is it with people that they know what Im thinking before I do. Posting it to Borneo didnt work out partly because I spelled borneo wrong and partly because how was I going to check fb if it was somewhere over the ocean in a big jet plane.
So it is with me again. Silent but deadly, like James Bond.
Kinda reminds me of the sin in my life. The sins I daily hide from God. You know the ones, the ones we stick in the drawer and hope he never notices. Every so often he taps us on the shoulder and tells us to take them out of the drawer and hand them over. I dont like my phone and I dont like the things I do . I say things I ought not to. Ohh some of the words are not very christian. but sure put them in the drawer to rattle around with the batteries and the socks. Except some day that drawer is going to fill and you are going to have to empty it.
No one does as good a clear out as God. Nor keeps tapping us on the shoulder to open the drawer for what is out of sight is never out of mind.
You wrote: "What is out of sight is never out of mind." I agree. While it may be tempting to shut it away in a drawer, it does not go away. In fact, usually it catches up with you eventually, only it has grown larger and nastier than you could have ever dreamed.
How very true ... the things out of sight are never gone or out of mind for us or the Lord. How foolish to not allow them to not be confronted and washed/taken by Christ rather than live a double 007 life. Not much of a MI5 secret agent ... only allowing death not life to be at work contrary to God's plans. Excellent word.