Getting the Silent Treatment

They won’t talk to each other. They will if I push it a bit. I have to nudge, trick, or even outright manipulate them. It is as if they talk a completely different language. And the lack of communication causes dismay and frustration.

I am referring to my iPad and my iPhone. There are places I need to use my phone as a hotspot but it seems my iPad just doesn’t want to acknowledge the iPhone exists. Toggle on-off the WiFi, restart the iPad, say a little prayer (though not sure God really is concerned about my Apple products – after all, it was an Apple that got us all in trouble in a place called Eden).

They won’t talk to each other. They will if I push it a bit. I have to nudge, trick, or even outright manipulate them. It is as if they talk a completely different language. And the lack of communication causes dismay and frustration.

I am referring to married couples that have given up. It breaks my heart to witness this, even worse, to try to help out only to be ignored. This pales in comparison to the Apple dilemma, and I wish there was a magic wand to wave to help them see each other the way God sees them … messy, broken, but loved and needing grace … a grace we often experience but sometimes fail to share.

They won’t talk to each other. They will if I push it a bit. I have to nudge, trick, or even outright manipulate them. It is as if they talk a completely different language. And the lack of communication causes dismay and frustration.

I am referring to church members. Grudges are deep, forgiveness is withheld, and selflessness goes to the wayside. Sermons mean little, Grace gets forgotten, and so many people get hurt in the crossfire.

I wish I could take people and treat them like my iPhone … toggle their grace receptors, reset their forgiveness understanding, and say a lot of prayers to get them seeing each other the way God sees them … messy, broken, but loved and forgiven.

Not sure where you are in any, if any, broken relationships … but know this … God loves you … and God loves them. Maybe you need to be toggled a bit, or even a complete restart. Don’t be a Neb and see first hand what God is willing to do to get your attention. (See Daniel 4)

“When God urges to lead us to repentance, He is compelled to redouble His blows.” (Kind of a quote by JCalvin)

Don’t be a Neb.

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