What better gift than an iPhone or Android Smart Phone! Although it’s likely everybody already has one. Maybe a new one?
Taking into consideration that most of you have had some experience with a smartphone… you are aware where the HOME BUTTON is.
Do you have any idea how many times a day we click or press this button? DailyMail.com in 2013 stated that on average a person check’s their phone 110 times per day… and up to 900 times per day! That was back in 2013.
The Home button is pressed at least once during those 110 to 900 times… just to turn it on… and who knows how many times after you check your phone you press the Home button, right?
Consider the process;
You press the Home button to turn the phone on.
You then press a desired APP.
You press the Home button again.
By doing so you are able to start over. Go back to the start with a fresh view of all your other options, or other APP’s.
So… You may swipe across the screen navigating pages… from one APP to another, and after locating your desired destination you simply touch the icon and you are there!
More often than not along you way you may wander a bit and see a different APP that catches your eye, maybe reminds you of something, or makes you curious… so you press its icon, and down the worm hole you go.
Sometimes you forget where you are? Sometimes you forget what you intended to do, or you even forget what you started out to do?
No worry… you simply Press the Home button and you are immediately back where you started from… back HOME, and you are able to begin again.
The Home Button
This Christmas I hope you all have a Home Button.
A place that after a year of plans, desire’s, dreams, tragedy, love, joy, failure, success, heartbreak, bad news, good news, birth’s, death, birthday’s, resolution’s, break-up’s, marriage’s, celebration, worship, unanswered questions and deep breaths… I hope you can press a home button and find yourself at HOME.
APP’s are like adventure’s, right?
You have uploaded, downloaded, side loaded, swiped, deleted, added, purchased, and you certainly have become frustrated with this APP or that APP. Some adventures (app’s) were fun, some boring, some helpful, some a waste of time.
Recently my buddy in Texas told me; “My life feels like one of those APP things … when I want to move it from one page to another… I hold it down and it starts shaking rapidly! Like it’s crazy! That’s what I feel like.” Could it be we are all like that when we try to re-arrange things? When we try to move something closer to home or further away from home? Sometimes it’s just scary or it doesn’t work… we put it in the wrong place on accident. What do we do?
I told him to “Press the Home Button”. GO HOME. Notice going home requires a decision and an action.
Then the thought occurred to me; we ALL do not have a Home, or a place where we can go. Maybe we don’t have a home we find on a firm foundation. We don’t have a place to regain our balance, purpose, and courage to adventure back out… so we press another APP.. then another. Finally… we gather the courage to try something new or delete something we know isn’t good for us. We move into a new portal in life, trying another predictable or unpredictable adventure and find ourselves shaky!
It’s Christmas… and even though you may or may not find room at the Inn… You have a place to go and someone to help build your own.
“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”
No matter where you come from. No matter what your earthly Home button is or was like… Good News! You have another Home always available to you. There you will find other’s with the same heart. There is a Home there for you. There in that home, there are many rooms. John 14: 2
And don’t worry all you new Android / iPhone user’s. You may not have a physical HOME button, but HOME knows your Face and it’s always waiting and welcoming the chance to see it.
Home always recognizes your face!
I wish you all a Merry Merry Christmas!
A perfect time to Press the Home Button, or at least show your face there.
God Bless You All.
It’s not because you must, but because you are willing.