I think one reason that Facebook is so popular is because it creates DIALOGUE…communication that goes two ways…I post, you listen, you post, I listen! You are sitting in silence with facebook-friends and dialoging. It’s great! There’s much to learn from this that can relate to the health of our Christian walk.
If you are struggling at being a fully devoted follower of Jesus. MAYBE one of the problems you have towards Christ is that your relationship with Jesus is too MONOLOGUE = one directional. He’s my Savior. I cry out to Him. I Sing worship songs about Him. I go to Church. I pray to Him. I study the Word, I go to Youth Group. I read books. I have a great preacher. I attend small group. I do christian work. I tune in to Christian radio. These are all Monologue…One directional LOUD & BUSY efforts. If there is dialogue it is usually dialoging with people, not God. It tends to still be all about you doing life with people. This is good…but other people are not God.
When God gave us 1 mouth and 2 ears…was He trying to make a point?
When was the last time you just stopped and listened to the Lord in silence for a long period of time? When was the last time you let Him speak to you? Not music, preaching, books, group discussions, etc. When was the last time Only GOD spoke to you?
He usually speaks through a quiet whisper. Read 1 Kings 19:12
You’ll have to get very quiet and be still if you want to hear Him. Read Psalm 46:10
When was the last time you allowed God’s voice to enter your loud and busy world/Head/Heart?
“Jesus OFTEN withdrew to a QUIET place to spend time with His Father.” Luke 5:16
“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” James 4:8
You will not find the time to do this. You can only make the time to listen to God.
“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10
The next 5 posts are 5 chapters from the devotional I wrote titled, “Retweeting Jesus”. I hope you are challenged and encouraged by each chapter. These 5 posts are about the “tweet-able” phrases that Jesus spoke while being crucified. I pray that you draw closer to the Lord throughout this week as we prepare for celebrating His resurrection on Sunday! Have a Holy Easter.