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NOISE POLLUTION

NOISE POLLUTION

 

‘Then Moses said to the Lord…’ Exodus 33:12 NKJ

 

Sound is important to our daily lives. But noise isn’t. Noise is classically defined as ‘unwanted sound’, and it’s a bigger problem today than ever before.

Maybe it’s the same with our Christian faith. Never before have we had as many resources, preaching, podcasts, e-books etc. Even Word 4U 2Day comes under that category – you can get us online too! (plug plug plug! It’s pretty good though… award-winning dontchaknow…)

But there is a risk. With all this noise, God’s voice can be harder to hear.

Track back to Paul’s day and there was a similar problem: ‘Even though you have ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel’ (1 Corinthians 4:15 NIV).

There were lots of people with helpful advice, but few people to be a ‘spiritual father’ (the type of really wise, holy individual who’d devote themselves to your growth…)

Track back another couple of thousand years and even Job had his own form of noise pollution: the world famous Job comforters (check out his book – intense!). It seemed like they were saying the right thing – after all, they loved Job. But in the end, they turned out to be just a bunch of nosey, noisy neighbours.

Learning to hear God’s voice above all the others is vital.

It takes dedication and practice to listen for Him, but (obviously), it’s the most worthwhile Voice you’ll ever hear.

What now?

Feel like it’s a one-sided relationship, where God never speaks to you? Talk to a Christian you think can help (no really, do it), and ask how you can change that. It’s so worth it.

Joy Ferdiz

October 3rd, 2013

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