Technology. Whether you love it or hate it, it is here to stay. And I for one chose to embrace it and see how it can improve my walk with God as much as possible. Recently I was challenged in my prayer life. I was one of those people who would regularly say “Oh I’ll pray for you” or “I’ll pray for that” and then by the time I got home had completely forgotten. So many lost prayers, so many opportunities to invite God in to situations lost just because of my poor memory and inability to do it in the moment.
So I start carrying this around:
It is just a notebook (admittedly with an awesome cover that also reminds me to pray – thanks God At My House!) that I document my conversation with God in. Its hard sometimes to pray, because often it feels like we’re talking to thin air. But we’re not! We’re talking to our amazing Father in Heaven. For me, having the physical book there in front of me to write down my side of the conversation was really helpful. It was almost like I was whatsapping God.
And then I thought – what if I did start whatsapping God?! We all have our phones glued to our persons at most times, so why don’t we start texting/whatsapping/facebook messengering (whatever it is that works for you) to ourselves with our prayers? That way, we have a physical reminder and action to do whilst we are praying. It takes it from just thoughts in our heads into the real world. And yes, I know God can hear our thoughts, but prayer is about more than that. It is developing a relationship. And nowadays we conduct a lot of our relationships through our phones, so why not do the same with God? Lets not separate him from modern life, but INCLUDE him in it! Lets make God the ruler of our phones and the number 1 in our whatsapp list (I was going to say speed dial but who uses that nowadays?!).