If you would call my cell phone you would hear music till I answer. You don't hear the ringing. You would hear these words:
"And friends are friends forever
If the Lord's the Lord of them
And a friend will not say never'
Cause the welcome will not end
Though it's hard to let you go
In the Father's hands we know
That a lifetime's not too long
To live as friends" By Michael W Smith.
I chose this for two reason. First so it would hold me accountable to how I speak when I answer the phone. I now know the person on the other end would guess I am a christian so I better talk like one when on the phone. Do you think about your response to people when you are on the phone or do you lose yourself in "the things" and "gossip"?
The second reason is in honor of my closest friend. We've stayed friend even with different views on something. We both know the other will be there no matter what. We've have so many things a like in our lives. We laughed at things you wouldn't understand, we've cried at things you would think are odd. We share our grandchildren's lives. We have no problem asking the other to tell us what they think about something because we know we will hear the truth even if it hard to hear. This friend is moving to other state if a month and I know we are friends forever and I know we will see each other often but I'll sure miss her.
Now if you are standing near me when my cell phone "rings" you hear this song from Cast and Crown
"But if we are the Body Why aren't His arms reaching
Why aren't His hands healing Why aren't His words teaching
And if we are the Body Why aren't His feet going
Why is His love not showing them there is a way, There is a way"
What a great way to remind me God wants me to reach out and serve the unsaved. I have lots of unsaved family that can be the ones calling me and it is so easy to say "I can't" or " I have plans" When really just don't want to. But if we are Christ body and an unbeliever is in any kind of need or has a hurt we should be there to show them God's love.
We need to be doing not just telling. It is so easy to tell others about Christ but to take time out of our busy lives and show them. That is not so easy. We we need to show them too.
So what is your ring? What do you think about when you hear the phone go off?