Do you ever wish you could call a helpline when you are doing church communications?
So often we have no idea what to do or where to go for help when we are in the middle of a project—but I want you to know you aren’t alone!
In our podcast today I want to remind us all of a source that is always there to help!
Below the podcast is a copy of the devotion.
Devotion #3: Real 24/7 support
“Call to me and I will answer you.” (Jer. 33:3)
Many computer and software companies promise support 24/7. It sounds good, but that “support” is often an endless series of automatic messages, referrals to canned answers, or a suggestion to go to the web site and there try to figure out the answer yourself. In response you can either keep pushing buttons in frustration or give up knowing it is almost impossible to talk to a real human being.
In contrast, God’s promise of support is personal, immediate, and unconditional. If we call, he answers.
We can call out to him for wisdom. When our work in church communications seems overwhelming and we don’t know what to do next, we need wisdom. James 1:5 promises when we ask for wisdom, he will give it to us. Often, we have the skills to do the tasks we need to do, we just can’t figure out the order or the process. God can give us that wisdom to put the process in place to successfully complete our projects.
We can call out to him for encouragement. We need it when working with computers. Computers never tire; a computer can work around the clock. People aren’t like that, but an odd thing has happened in offices since the advent of the computer. In subtle ways we tend to compare ourselves to the computer. We think we need to be a machine who never wears down or quits or gets discouraged. Sometimes the Lord is the only one who can lift your spirit in an office that, perhaps unconsciously, views people as machines.
We can call out to him for perseverance. Sometimes we think we simply can’t learn a new program or figure out one more project. Yet, if we just stay with it an hour or a day longer (praying at the same time for insight and strength) suddenly things become clear.
Train yourself to always call out to God first. So often we ask him for help as a last resort. He is merciful and kind and answers no matter when we remember to ask him, but we could save ourselves a lot of frustration by asking for his help first.
We can call out to him—sometimes not for anything specific at all. Some days it seems like nobody on earth pays attention or cares. That may or may not be true, but no matter. Call out to your God. He cares about you and is ready to listen and help with every concern you have, 24/7.
Devotions for Church Communicators by Yvon Prehn
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