Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tune In!

Have you ever found yourself wondering why it seems at you and God aren't on the same page when it comes to life?
Christians tend to take God for granted. Because we have read His Word, gone to Church and prayed a lot we think we know what God has planned for our lives.
I have a bit of a revelation, we really have only scratched the surface. He has so much more for us.
I sometimes find myself listening for His voice only to question why it isn't louder. Some things aren't as clear as others. Decisions aren't always easy ones to make. Why is that? I confess His name, defend Him to co-workers and pray. So how is it I can seem like His voice is garbled and hard to understand?
Maybe we haven't properly tuned in to Him. Kinda like manually tuning into a radio. I work at a TV News station and run the live trucks for the news. We use microwaves to send the live signals back to the station.
I get to my location and put up the microwave mast. The way I get the signal strong is to turn the dish on top the mast 360 degrees until the stations "sees" me. We then fine-tune it slowly until the perfect signal is achieved. Then and only then, can we do our live broadcast from the field.
How do I achieve the perfect signal? The station can't move, the receive site is fixed, so I have to be the one to move and change my orientation. Liken that to our Christian Walk with the Lord.
Does He change? No! He's provided His road map as to where we need to be. It's up to us to utilize it and get there. Some of us don't like to ask for directions, but we absolutely need to ask the One who made the map. We need to tune into what He wants for us.
How? Read and digest His Word. We need to put Him first. "But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well." (Matthew 6:33)
If we have problems with not being able to hear God's voice, it isn't Him not being caring or listening. We just need to slow down and fine-tune Him in. He wants the best signal for us so we can hear Him better. So tune in today!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Today is the eighth anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks on the United States. We need to remember what happened on that day and the resolve that we all had following those terrible events.

I find that one thing that we as humans have is an ability to blot out painful experiences. We definitely need to move on from such events, but we should never forget.

Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. What a wonderful way of putting it. We learn from history. On a day that we mourn for those innocent lives taken in New York City, Washington DC and Shanksville, PA, we also look forward.

We look forward to the Glorious Appearing of our coming Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The day that all pain and suffering will be taken away forever. At the same time, judgement will be handed out to those who rejected His love and willfully brought pain upon others.

Do we look forward to the judgement seat? No. But we know that God is fair and just and whatever He decides will be right and good.

On this day, September 11th, we should reflect and be ever vigilant. Never Forget!