by Lane Jordan
There are days when I can’t hear anything. Oh yes, I hear the voices on television, my cell phone ‘bing’, my car radio blaring, Christmas music everywhere. But I can’t hear God.
The Psalms tell us to “Be still and know I am God” (Psalm 46:10 NIV). Is this even possible?
The little town of Green Bank, West Virginia, is located the world’s largest steerable radio telescope. The telescope needs “quiet” to “listen” to naturally occurring radio waves emitted by the movement of pulsars and galaxies in deep space. It has a surface area larger than a football field and stands in the center of the National Radio Quiet Zone, a 13,000-square-mile area established to prevent electronic interference to the telescope’s extreme sensitivity.
Because of this total silence, scientists can hear “the music of the spheres.”
It also is a reminder to us to stop all the noise around us and listen for the voice of the One Who created this great universe.
How can we hear God? By listening intentionally and turning from our distractions to meet Him in His Word and in prayer. And though the telescope doesn’t know if anything in space can hear us or we them, we know without a doubt that God isn’t distant – He is right here with us, listening to everything we say to Him. He is searching for those who will see Him.
God isn’t far away as the galaxies are. He longs for us to make time for Him, so we can hear what He has to say to us. He wants to be our priority in our daily lives and to lead us.
How can you hear? Is there a 5-minute spot in your day where you can turn off everything, remove yourself to a quiet place, and prepare to meet God? Especially in this busy season, find the time to hear Him.
John Wesley, founder of the Methodist church, was one of 19 children. His mother, Susanna Wesley, was a godly woman but obviously surrounded by children all day. So how did she get time away for God? She would put her apron over her head. She couldn’t get away from her life, so she created a way to be still for just a few minutes to listen and pray to her God.
Can you hear? Yes, you can hear that precious voice of God! Take time today to be quiet and still in His presence.
Give ear and come to me; listen, that you may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you. Isaiah 55:3, NIV
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About the author: Lane Jordan is a writer, best-selling author, international motivational and inspirational speaker, singer, artist, Bible teacher, and professional life coach. She lives in Frisco, Texas with her husband who partners with her in ministry. Lane’s desire is to encourage, support, and motivate women of all ages to be better wives, mothers, and women of God by organizing their lives and time. You can find her at: www.LaneJordanMinistries.com and her blog at www.PathwaysToOrganization.com.
Join the conversation: Where can you find peace and quiet in order to hear God?