March 09, 2012

“Give ear and hear my voice, listen and hear my words.” – Isaiah 28:23

Noise! Noise! More Noise! Have you ever noticed how noise fills our lives? We wake to music or alarms. We get in the car and what’s the first thing we do? We turn on the radio, put in a CD or turn on an iPod. When we walk in the house or a hotel room, the first thing we do is turn on the TV. It seems that, with noise, we somehow don’t feel so alone.

But, in the midst of all of this noise, are you missing the most important voice of all? God still speaks in a still, small voice. In the busyness and noisiness of our lives, it’s easy to miss Him. The only way to hear Him is to make an intentional effort to quiet the noise and spend some time listening, through prayer and reading His Word. You will never get a more important phone call or crucial message.

Find some time each day to be alone and quiet, and listen to the most important voice of all. Even turn off your cell phone! You simply can’t listen to Him if you can’t hear Him. Do this and it will enrich your life tremendously.