On Hold?

This is my phone. Not my ‘home’ phone…but my work phone. This phone is the reason that I don’t answer the phone at home. Unless Jeff is not home. If he’s home, he is sweet enough to answer it—:) (whether he really wants to or not)–we never screen calls…either we are home or we are not—if we are home we pick up.
This phone can make you crazy. I should know—see—it is what makes me crazy!

Please allow me to give you a brief run-down of my day….I get there…after having driven about 42 miles…phone is ringing. Walk in the door— answer the phone. I try and remember if it is morning or afternoon (sometimes I do really well at this…sometimes not so well). Good morning “blaahby, blaahby” (attorney’s names—we chose to shorten the length from 5 names to just the first two–thank you LORD!)—then while I listen—I write….most of what they say. Now the tricky part is if another line starts ringing while they are still talking…hmmmm. Please hold—-Good morning “blaahby, blaahby”….yes mam, can you please hold? Go back to line number 1, apologize for asking them to hold, finish taking message, hurry back to line number two and line number 3 rings. Please hold. Take line 3 and then line 4 rings. Good morning, “blaahby, blaahby”, please hold. PLEASE HOLD. PLEASE HOLD…PLEASE HOLD…Do you see where you might get a tad crazy??? Well? DO YOU?

Sorry. Got a bit out of hand there—(I didn’t mention that all the while the phone is ringing…I am greeting clients—creating files, entering time/data for 4 of the 5 attorney’s for every minute of the work day for them—every minute of their time is documented…yeah. right. by me—no don’t feel bad. After all—this is my job….so I’m cool with it…most of the time.—That MUST be the reason for my twitching left eye! Yikes!)

Have you ever paused to think about how many “calls” the Lord receives in a day? It is unimaginable. I cannot begin to fathom how in the world He does it! But—then He is God. He can do it. I get frustrated when someone tries to talk to me when I’m on the phone. But He doesn’t. He just handles it all with such finesse. Never does He miss a call. You NEVER have to leave a message. YOU are NEVER put on hold! He is always there! Try Him. Try the line. Call Him. Call upon Him.

Psa 50:15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

Psa 55:16 As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me.

Psa 91:15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I [will be] with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

Jer 29:12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.

Did you find the words…”call upon me and if I am not too busy with someone else I will answer you?”….No—you didn’t. NOR will you ever. You will never call Him and get a busy signal. Neither will He ever be too busy —nor too far away—or tied up—or have a “shortened arm”—or a deaf ear—or any other hindrances that I am missing….

We are His beloved childrenHis heirs. With an incredible inheritance awaiting each one of us!

Rom 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with [him], that we may be also glorified together.

Gal 3:29 And if ye [be] Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Tts 3:7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Jam 2:5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?

So—if you’ve made that call—-or if you have that problem—-or have a certain need….and you don’t think you “hear anything”…stay on the line. You are not on hold. You are His beloved child. He will answer—His Word says it! I believe it! That settles it!

(All scripture references are KJV)

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10 responses to “On Hold?

  • Shelly

    Thank the Lord that he never puts us on hold for sure! I bet you do get frustrated with the phone. I know that I would. Thanks for stopping by and enjoying the firepit.

  • Denise

    I worked for years in a medical office in what they called a “pod” we were the ladies that took the phone calls, scheduled the appointments and checked the patients in and checked them out… Whew!!! The pod had approx. 5 Dr’s and some days my head phones smoked!!! I understand where you are coming from…….. But while all that was going on I could call upon the Lord and He was never busy or talking to someone else……When I said Father! He said hello Denise……. Mercy…… he loves us!!!!!!!!!!

  • Denise

    Amen, God is wonderful at answering knee mail. I love you.

  • Regina

    I am most thankful that you don’t get this when you call God:Press 1 for SalvationPress 2 for ConfessionPress 3 for RepentancePress 4 for PraisePress 5 for ThanksgivingPress 6 for DirectionsPress 7 for Spiritual NeedsPress 8 for Physical NeedsPress 9 for IntercessionPress # to hear these options again

  • lori

    I can’t imagine what it must be like to be GOD…I have all I can handle with the requests I take ALL day! I feel like sticking one of those fancy phones on the counter…press 1 for a complaintpress 2 if you are bleedingpress 3 if you are….and so on..You got me thinking girlfriend!I LOVED this!!you are just so full of wisdom these days!!love you!lori

  • Technonana

    Hallelujuh for an Awesome God, who is omnipotent and omnipresent!!! Nothing and no one compares to Him!!!

  • Technonana

    Hey Angie!!! I hope your son-in-law is having a great birthday!!!

  • elaine @ peace for the journey

    This sure hit home to me yesterday, when through my tears I cried out to God for comfort and understanding. I’m thankful that he’s always on the receiving end and that he never hangs up…even when the words are loud and sometimes confusing.peace~elaine

  • Twinkle Mom

    It’s a comforting thought that the Lord is always there for us and there is never a busy schedule or “please wait” on the other side of the line; There are days when it is wonderful to know that when the tears are flowing, He is always there to be quick to wipe them away, to wrap us in His loving arms and feel His assurance that He is there.

  • Kathy S.

    Angie, wow!! It’s a good thing God made you a doer as you stated in latest post so you could manage that phone!!! You go girl! I have thought of God on Sunday mornings listenting to so many worship services at once, but not really all the calls during the “work days” tee hee. I have to go think about that more. Inspiring.blessings, Kathy

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