Wednesday, May 17, 2017

turn down the noise

Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.”

That noise is almost deafening.  I mean it is hard to shut off or to tune out.  This is so difficult that I almost cannot think because of the noise.

Hear me out.  There are many noises that remove our ability to hear, and the decibels can be off the dial.  But it could be the kind of noise that only animals can hear.  It could even be the volume that only our heart can hear.

The things that we allow in our lives can keep us from hearing God.  There are several reasons for this.  Think with me.

It might be loud noises such as music that kills your eardrums or simply squelches out the ability to hear anything.

It might be lousy living that keeps you from hearing.  That type of living pushes out the voice of God, the best from God and our influence for God.

It could be the people around us that simply do not care about what God says.  These people influence what influences us and stops the path to walk toward God or even with God.

What is the noise in your life that needs to be turned down?  I suggest that all of us need some quiet time where all of the noise is turned off and God’s voice is sought.

His people, His kids will hear His voice and response.  I want to respond which means I have to listen.  So go with me.  Turn down the noise and do it often.

John 10:5-27  NLT
They won’t follow a stranger; they will run from him because they don’t know his voice… My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.

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