Have you ever just sat and observed what is going on around you in your environment? I have had that opportunity recently on a daily basis. It is amazing what you observe when you no longer have satellite TV. I choose to let mine go last Friday. It is amazing how quiet the house gets now. The noise that kept me so distracted has left. I get more things done. I am finding that on a personal level, I do better in completing tasks, organizing things. The most important thing, I feel, is that my mind is not keeping me up as much at night as it has been. I actually sleep which is a new concept lately. I often wonder if all the signals bombarding my brain constantly have kept my mind from focusing like it should.
One of Apostle David’s recent sermons comes to mind. I was in the nursery and this one statement that I HEARD him say hit me. Just imagine a cartoon light bulb above my head that for the longest time, stayed unlit. Then all of a sudden the switch was turned on and revelation and understanding poured into my brain. The funny thing is that I know he has said this over, and over, and over for years. Not only do we have to line up our words with God’s Word, we have to line up our thoughts as well. We will not make progress until we get our mind thinking the right way, in-tune with God’s Word.
It is not that I did not listen to what Apostle David preached, because I did plus I took notes. The Bible tells us that the devil comes to steal, kill, and destroy. So many times we have been told that if we are not careful, the devil will steal the Word being served to us each Sunday and Wednesday as soon as we exit the building. Now, he is not sitting at the door as we leave digging into our brains. What he does is he sends a bunch of noise pollution to infiltrate our brain so that we have a hard time locating the Word. It is still inside but due to the pollution we cannot locate it. Noise pollution can be, but not limited to, the voices of others in our life, circumstances, emotions, or just life in general. It is up to us to renew our minds daily in the Word so that we can filter out the noise pollution bombarding us and preventing us from hearing God. Apostle David cannot do it for us. Our family and friends cannot do it for us. We have to make the decision to dig into the Word and filter through to hear what God is saying for us and for the church.
Romans 12:2 (NIV) “Do not be conformed to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-His good, pleasing and perfect will.”
Philippians 4:7 (AMP), “And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”
~By Ronda Sullivan
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