I can’t hear!

With the myriad troubles that are assailing all of us, it seems wise to revisit this previous blog post.

I may go out of my mind! I am constantly bombarded by commands from things. The more technology I buy, the more commands I have to learn. Coffee makers, microwave ovens, refrigerators, smartphones, Google Home all demand my attention and expect me to do whatever their beeps, dings, and voices mean.

How can I add all these weird commands to my technology lexicon? In rebellion, I’ve developed a kind of filter that blocks them until they become incessant. If the microwave oven beeps to tell me my popcorn is ready, I may purposely choose to ignore it for a while to show it who’s the boss, but if the traffic light turns red, I stop. It’s all a matter of how I prioritize the commands in my life.

So, this begs the question, “Am I kicking the can down the road on some of Christ’s commands? Do I not hear because I’ve learned to filter the voice of my Savior like my wife says I do to her. Yikes!

2 John 1:6 (NIV)  says, “And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.” 

Prayer: Jesus, I pray that You will help me remember to tune in to Your voice and put You ahead of all others. Teach me how to hear and act on Your commands and to actively love others just as You love me.

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