With the growth of electronics over the years the air must certainly be filled with signals. Many kinds of satellite signals crisscross our little world; military, television, radio, GPS, weather, just to name a few. So how is it that we are not overwhelmed by the cacophony of electronic signals?
The answer is stunningly simple. We aren't tuned in to them. They pass through the room without us having the slightest awareness of their passing. It is only when we possess the right equipment tuned to the correct frequency that we can access the data contained in the flood of signals.
So it is with the realm of the Spirit. God is continually speaking. Alas, many never hear what He has to say. They never hear His comforting voice telling them how much He loves them. Nor have they ever heard him remind them that He will never leave them nor forsake them.
The problem isn't that God has ceased speaking. The problem is that we are not attuned to His voice.
How can we hear His still small voice when the media around us is thundering Madison avenue's siren song? With Hollywood clamoring for our attention and Facebook occupying so much of our time, how will we hear God saying, "Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden"?
Sometimes the best thing we can do is turn everything else off and open up the Bible. God can still be heard in the silence of the study as His Word leaps from the page to connect with the hunger of a heart finely tuned to hear His voice. "Be still and know that I am God" is still a valid form of worship.
See you at the altar!
Pastor Rich Orrell