I love Caller ID! Come on admit it! You do too. It's nice when the phone rings to not have to answer without knowing who is on the other end. The sad thing is there are some names that when they show up on your Caller ID, your heart just kind of sinks. You know as soon as you see the name that this will not be a good call. They'll complain, gossip, whine, guilt trip you, or just verbally beat you down. They're the bearers of bad news. They're the constant critics. As soon as you see their name, you know.
Technology has provided us with so many more opportunities to communicate. Text messages, Facebook, or email all provide you with names of senders and when you see certain names on your screen or in your inbox you just know that what you are about to read won't be good. It's not always bad, but it's bad often enough to keep you on your toes. What now? What are they up to? What's going on? Don't you just hate to see those names?
"A good name is better than precious ointment..." Ecclesiastes 7:1
My prayer this week and today is to have a 'good name'. The kind of name that is like a precious ointment. I don't want to have the kind of name that causes people to cringe when they see it on their Caller ID, Facebook Wall, Text Message, or Inbox. How do we accomplish this? If we could allow the Holy Spirit to control our communication we'd be on the right track.
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law." Galatians 5:22-23
Have a great day!