Monday, June 22, 2009

Text Messages to God

During my freshman year of high school, one Brad Camp, Younglife leader, told us that praying was like talking on the phone. You just pick up the receiver and talk to God. The difference is you never have to hang up. That really stuck with me.

Back then, 20+ years ago, cell phones were only on the Jetsons. Who could have imagined text messages to God then? Call me crazy. That is exactly what I've been doing.

Like many of you, I pray throughout my days, whispering up little prayers of praise and requests for guidance and protection.

But I found there is something oddly satisfying and possibly therapeutic about typing out a text message to God. After all, prayers seems to be whisked off into the vast universe much like my text messages are. Where do they go? How do they get there? It's kind of all on faith. One difference isthat I see text messages charged on my bill at the end of the month, but God doesn't accept cash, check or credit card. Kinda amazing how free prayer is, huh? I know God hears my prayers, whether I pick up my prayer "phone" or my cell phone.

But lately, with adrenaline coursing through my body on a 24/7 cycle (stress!), the text messages slow me down and I say exactly what I want to say, purposefully. Even if it is in text message slang. Dear God, U r so gr8, so powrfl, & awesm. U hve r future n ur hands.

He gets it.

Want to try it? Just make that God is in your network of friends. ;-)

4 Wonderful Responses:

Kathleen said...

What a gr8 idea! And cute post too. You know God loves it! :)

'Captain Craig' said...

Righteous! Props to Coach Camp too!

BTW Annie, what is God's text number? I've gotta program it in my phone myself!

U blst me 2da grl ;)

Rena said...

We so think alike!

My thoughts, THOUGHTS, seem to be in text message these days.

But I'm still so busy. Hmmph.

I love, love, LOVE this!

btw ur gr8t 2

Annie said...

Great, post!