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So Many Voices
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Have you noticed how difficult it is today to find peace and quiet? There are so many distractions and interruptions, sometimes it's hard to stay focused. Many cities have noise ordinances to try and control "noise pollution." If your lawn mower is too loud, or you crank your stereo up above a certain level, you may be fined.

Don't you love it when a neighbor decides to have a late night party, and even though they are three houses down, you hear the bass from their stereo pounding through your walls? If you could hear the melody it might make it more bearable, but you only hear the bass. If you have experienced this you know why ATF agents in Waco, Texas used loud rock music to try and demoralize David Koresh and his followers. It is wearing.

Pay Attention

In the midst of life's swirling noise, God speaks and can be heard if we pay attention. Again and again, throughout the gospels we hear Jesus saying, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear." (Matthew 11:15) This kind of hearing is done with our hearts instead of our ears.

When Peter confessed that Jesus was "Son of the living God," Jesus said, "Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven." ( Matthew 16:17) Through the garbled sounds of his life, Peter was able to hear God's testimony about Jesus.

What are you hearing? Are your ears tuned to receive heaven's signals? Today, find a quiet zone where you can listen for God's voice.

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