Unused and Untapped

Once upon a time there was only ONE on/off knob that was pulled OUT to power UP the TV set and pushed back IN to power that baby DOWN.

There was but ONE channel changer (which turned to the left or right) and it was ATTACHED to the TV console that was positioned with all of the other furniture … on the floor. Had we tried a wall mount back then we’d have brought down half the house! That cabinet was heavy.

But THEN, it HAPPENED: Bang. Slam. Boom. Enter the age of technocracy and PRESTO … the handheld TV remote. Ayup! From our easy chair with a control in hand we could control the TV.

Did you ever visit a home with THREE remotes on the coffee table? Sheesh!

Can you GUESS how many buttons are on just ONE of these hand held devices found in most homes? Dozens! Over 40! That small electronic system has more functions than a Swiss Army knife.

Hello friend and welcome to 5 Minutes of Hope.

Today’s topic is: Unused and Untapped.

Has ANYBODY actually utilized every single button?

This control boasts of a mute button. Numbered buttons from zero to 9. Buttons with letters AND colors on them. Arrows. More arrows. Arrows in every direction. Return. Exit. Guide buttons. Buttons that activate functions that lead us to places we should not visit. I mean, there are selections and features some of us will NEVER figure out … unless we take out the instruction booklet … read it … and … follow … the … directions.

HELLO somebody.

Unused and untapped.

Kinda like the closed, unread Bible lying on the shelf. There is, within the pages of this eternal, inspired, God-breathed Word, tons … TONS OF TONS … of encouragement, help, instruction, direction, guidance, wisdom, strength, blessing, wander, truth, light …

Are you fearful? The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. Psalm 118:6

Are you anxious? When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. Psalm 94:19

Feeling helpless and alone? The Lord is with me; he is my helper. Psalm 118:7

Have you been abandoned or betrayed? But I will never, no never, lift my faithful love from off their lives. My kindness will prevail and I will never disown them. Psalm 89:33

Are you down, distressed, disappointed, or depressed? Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why are you so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. Psalm 42:11

🎹 Standing on the promises of Christ, the Lord, Bound to him eternally by love’s strong cord, Overcoming daily with the Spirit’s sword, Standing on the promises of God. – Russell Kelso Carter

Honestly, let’s pick up that remote LESS and open up His Word MORE!

Let’s not ignore or stay unfamiliar with ALL that God‘s Word has for us, dear friend. May we press EVERY button and experience the fullness of our heavenly Father.

Mighty God, we thank you for the incomparable blessings found in Your Word. Help us read it, cherish it, store it up in our hearts, and share it. In the matchless name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, we pray. Amen

Friend, may you be FILLED with hope today and share it with others.


  1. tamweary Avatar

    Preach it, Doug😁💕

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    1. dougdial Avatar

      I’ll gladly take that as a vote of confidence. Lol Truly, His Word is life changing! Blessings to you.

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      1. tamweary Avatar

        We are walking around in the shadows of death…while life and light sits on the coffee table covered in dust. Lord Help Us!! Thanks Doug😁

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  2. kathyscottage Avatar

    Yes we do have three remote controls! LOL. 😀Great blog post. Psalm 94:19 has been a great comfort to me.

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    1. dougdial Avatar

      We do too, but only 2 hands! Lol Oh, the struggle. Glad you enjoyed. Blessings all over your day!

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