Our Need For God in the Midst of Noise
In the midst of the busyness of life and everything going on in culture, there is a great need for silence.
Everyday we are bombarded with noise. And most of this noise we bring upon ourselves through being on social media.
Another kind of noise that has been getting louder and louder lately is the bombardment from culture and media.
What should our response be?
The interesting thing about noise is that we crave it but hate it at the same time. Some of the favorite vacations spots for people have to do with getting away from the busyness of life. These are places such as a beach or a mountain top retreat, where there is little to know cell service.
In Psalms 46, Kind David describes a world that is filled with chaos. But throughout the chaos, God is our refuge and shelter from the storm and we are not to be afraid.
When you get to the end of the passage verse 10 says,
Psalms 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”
First. In the battle for our world and culture, we must be still and realize that God will be ultimately exalted and will reign.
We still have a responsibility to speak up and to have compassion on others. But we must rest in this truth that God still reigns in the chaos and deluge of culture and media.
Second. We must learn to be still and know God. Sometimes this means powering down, finding a quiet place to rest and find God.
“Our lack of intimacy with Jesus is often due to our refusal to unplug and shut of communication from all others so we can be alone with Him.” Francis Chan
We need quietness, but a quietness that is still in God, pursuing Him. In the quiet we can hear and listen.
Often we just need the discipline and courage to wake up earlier, make adjustments, or simply the courage to turn a phone off for a few minutes to listen and hear from God.
How do you find your quietness to hear from God?
I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas!
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