Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Do You Hear It?

Do you hear it? Do you hear the sound of creation singing to the Father? Do you hear the heavenly hosts singing? Do you hear the chorus of praise? Listen carefully. Listen closely. Stop what you're doing. Sit quietly. Silence the thoughts in your head. Stand still and listen. Do you hear? The silence is singing. The busy city streets are praising Him. The wind is rushing to His throne. The children are sending up cries of laughter. The earth is moving in rhythm of glorious exaltation to the King of Kings.

It's day 17 of the 21 day Daniel fast. I'm in the midst of the third and final week and the focus is hearing God and Him alone. It's hard. Earlier all I could hear was the noise around me, but then God spoke. He told me to listen harder. "All I hear is noise," I replied. "Noise to you, but not to me, listen," He said once again. So I listened and I realized the noise and craziness going on around me is all to His glory. The sounds of the people and the congestion of busy city streets are translated through heavenly realms into praise to His Holy Name. Even those who do not choose to worship; they can do nothing to deviate the praise and exaltation to God.

Whether we deny Him or embrace Him we are His children and He loves us and is constantly speaking to us. Believers automatically translate the sound and understand His calling. Christ has opened our hearts, eyes, and ears to the sounds of Heaven. Unbelievers can't hear it. They don't stop long enough to allow their heart to listen. They're in a tunnel of darkness and it's up to us to shine the light of Christ and help bring them out of the mist and into His presence. But we can't do that if we aren't taking time to listen ourselves. We can get thrown back into the cloud of darkness just like unbelievers when we fill ourselves with the ways of this world. Don't get distracted. We "are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that [we] may declare the praises of him who called [us] out of darkness into his wonderful light" (I Peter 2:9). Sing loud and clear! Praise Him in all circumstances. Shine the light of Christ into the darkness of this world. Listen for the praises and join in!

Below is an awesome video about praising God in the midst of the noisy world around us. Enjoy!
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpVsF4W8V2Y)


2 comments:

  1. Excellent thoughts for us this week of all weeks. It is easy to become so embroiled in the Holiday, we forget the reason behind it all. We do need to take a moment to think and reflect amid the noise and rush of preperations.

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  2. It is true that we must not become distracted from God's truth, especially in the business of the world. Thanks for visiting my blog -- I'm glad I visited yours.

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