Thursday, October 13, 2011


In our media charged world of radio, TV, videos, movies, magazines, music, games, computers and now extremely smart cell phones (have I missed anything?) we are being bombarded almost all our waking hours with NOISE.  Much of it mechanical .  Even in our sleep there is the hum of refrigerators or fans, and the ticking of clocks.  On top of this,  we experience very little of what I think of as velvety darkness.  I love moon and star light, and of course, sun light.  But we are surrounded with artificial images and artificial light that seems to bombard our very souls. 

As I read in II Peter about our coming residency with our Lord, and thought on our hope in him, an incorruptible treasure, an inheritance in heaven, a crown of glory, I wondered of there were others like me who have become not so eager for God's promises and even presence - not because we don't care but because it's being drowned out, overwhelmed by the offerings of the world. 

Have I ceased to notice that much in today's world mocks the righteousness and holiness of God?  Am I becoming careless in speech and actions as I dive into the offered pleasures, my self gratification.  Maybe not in the BIG sins, but the little careless and selfish acts.

When was the last time, when something came to my attention as inappropriate to indulge in did I ignore the choice to put that thing aside because it was not the best path or action for my life.

Deuteronomy 32:6  Do you thus repay the LORD, you foolish and senseless people? Is not he your father, who created you, who made you and established you?

This was a part of Moses's exhortation to the children of Israel just before he handed the reins over to Joshua.  It is as true today as it was then - for me right now, as I seek the face of God - to find my focus, joy and peace in him, and begin to discern those areas in my life that tune him out.

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