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Social media will prevent you from hearing God’s voice.

Hearing God’s voice is really important.

Once upon a time, there was no telephone, no radio, no television, no pagers, no smartphone, no text messaging, no sending and receiving of ‘tweets’, and social media communication, no video watching on the Internet. A man could exist in peace without interruption for hours on end, and commune with God, and meditate on the things of God in the quiet of his own home.

Unfortunately, for most of us, those times are gone!

The words of Jesus, who said that man shall live by every word that comes (present tense) from the mouth of God, are forgotten.

The institution of the Sabbath, which served as a reminder in the Old Testament that man must remain in touch with God continually in order to traverse the pathways of life wisely are but a distant memory.

Amidst the Marthas and Marys of our generation, Mary has disappeared, or has become a Martha, and Martha has become a monster who cannot sit still without checking her smartphone to see if she received a text message from another Martha.

For obvious reasons, Satan doesn’t want man to hear the voice of God. A long time ago, he distorted the meaning of the Scripture that discusses head covering and its importance in communication with God. His next big step in preventing man from hearing God and talking to God is his plan to drown out the voice of God with lots of other voices – voices that tell you what Jim had for breakfast, or what Sally wore to the prom, or who is dating Bob, or what Cindy did on her recent vacation.

In Lk 10:41-42 Jesus said that only one thing was necessary – sitting at His feet and hearing what He has to say.

Lk 10:41-42 41 But the Lord answered and said to her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; 42 but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her."

Those of us who call Jesus our Lord should take His words seriously, shouldn’t we?

In 1 Ki 19:9-13 we read about how God spoke to Elijah. It wasn’t through a strong wind. It wasn’t through an earthquake. It wasn’t through the fire. It was through a gentle blowing. If Elijah was chatting with his friends on social media at that time he would have missed it.

When God comes to you in a gentle, hardly noticeably way, will you risk miss hearing Him speak just because you were too busy paying attention to all those other voices that were drowning Him out?

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