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Stay Tuned

October 16, 2013
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RadioWe recently took a road trip. On occasion, we would turn on the radio, hit the scan button and then to listen for what might come on. I noticed that as we drove through cities, the dial would stop on virtually every number. However, as we drove through some more rural and remote parts, the dial rarely stopped! When it did, we often got the old ‘scratchy’ sounding reception. We had to listen extra hard to make out what was on the air.

Here is the parallel. We have an internal scanner that is seeking God. We need to decide what kind of an environment we are going to live in. If we surround ourselves with opportunities for God to speak to us, we will find him filling many ‘stations.’ If we live our lives in spaces removed from God, we will likely have much poorer reception.

I understand that God is able to reach us anywhere, even if we only have one station capability. But if we really want to hear all he has to say, we will put our lives in places with the strongest and most signals. We can do this simply through prayer, reading the Bible, sharing life with other Christians, and worship. If you hit the scan button on your soul, how many stations are currently available? You may be overloaded or underwhelmed. Find a healthy balance and stay tuned in.

If you would like to share ways that help you stay tuned in to what God is saying, please feel free to encourage us all with your thoughts.

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  1. Edie Tye permalink
    October 16, 2013 8:43 AM

    Interesting. It is opposite from what I expected. The quiet and less stressful rural scenery would seem to me to be the easier spot to connect with Him rather that the traffic, noise and faster pace of the city.

    • October 20, 2013 8:27 AM

      Edie,
      You are on the right track. It is not where we are when we tune in to God. In fact, when we are “away from it all” we usually have better reception to hear Him speak. The key thing is that whether we are busy or still are we cultivating an ear to hear God speak into our lives.

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