Given January 29, 2010
Communication is a good thing. We’d have a difficult time surviving without it and that’s why one of the worst punishments in prison is Solitary Confinement where one is totally isolated from others. But, as we know, WE are never totally alone; “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5. He’s always there listening, ready to communicate.
Now think about our technology today as it relates to communication. We can have instant, varied, 24-7 contact with whomever we choose if we and they have the right “gadgets”. Wherever we are, whatever we’re doing, no matter the time of day, we can get a ring, vibration, beep, bell, buzz, song, or about any sound to alert us that someone wants to communicate with us. And what do most of us do? We immediately respond. Oh, technology is great, isn’t it? What if God had a cell phone? Hmmmmm….
“..but the Lord was not in the wind…but the Lord was not in the earthquake…but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.” 1 Kings 19:12-13. God, through the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, is standing ready at all times to communicate with us. But He is a gentleman and won’t interrupt; He gently calls in a whisper. Too many times we expect the ring, vibration, or ding to know He’s there. Or, we have the TV too loud, the fans cheering in our ears, or the cares of this world blasting our senses. The still, small voice cannot be heard. “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice…”. Revelation 3:20.
Go to a quiet place, turn off the technology, and whisper a prayer, “Lord, I’m here. What do you want to say to me?”