Sunday, 14 February 2016

God's Wavelength


I was playing around with an old radio the other day trying to make it work. I’m not particularly good at electronic or electric stuff but that has never stopped me.

I plugged the thing in and a small light shone at the front … ah … it’s alive after all.

Turned the volume knob to the right until it stopped … nothing.

Pulled out the telescopic aerial from the back and waved it in the air left and right, and in no particular direction. Still nothing happened.

And now the difficult technical bit … I turned the other knob slowly; you know the one … it moves a vertical bit of plastic left and right across the small screen.

Success at last … now I could hear crackle and high pitched whistling every now and then as the plastic bit traveled slowly to the right. You can’t quite dance to it but the crackle and whistling were there all right … very clear too.

Every so often you could hear some faint music or someone talking, sometimes in a foreign language, interspersed with crackle and different music or speech.

Then I noticed something else. Every so often the same bit of speech repeated itself as the plastic bit moved on and picked different stations. Sometimes it was very faint and crackly, sometimes a little clearer and once or twice … surprise, as loud and as clear as a bell.

A bit like God’s voice I suppose.

He is there speaking to us. But sometimes the message is overpowered and stifled by the other noises and temptations that the world throws our way. Sometimes the crackle and hiss of doubts, fears and confusion are louder than the message itself. At times you must really sharpen your ears to even hear what’s being said.

Yet … every now and then … you can hear Him clearly and you can understand His every Word and His message delivered sharply as if meant for you, and you alone.

All you have to do is be tuned to the right wavelength.

16 comments:

  1. Great analogy, Victor!
    Blessings!

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  2. Great analogy, Victor!
    Blessings!

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  3. Yes, how very true this is. That still, small voice is very hard to hear when the world's clamor is so loud and overpowering. It takes a concentrated effort to get "tuned in" to His channel, so we can clearly hear. I am struggling with this right now, as sometimes He remains silent, and just wants us to be still...in these times, it is hard to wait upon Him for direction. Thank you for always making me think, Victor. God bless you with a wonderful day!

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    1. Hi Cheryl,

      When He remains silent, or appears to be, this is the time for us to wait and do nothing for a while. When He speaks to us directly, and only us, He will make sure we know it is Him speaking.

      God bless you.

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  4. Hi Victor! ( Love the 'Summons', btw ) I do like your analogy of the radio to God's voice. So true. He never stops speaking and showing me His love, but am I really listening? Am I letting other voices shout over His?
    Great things to ponder this Valentine's Day, a day dedicated to love. And listening to the One you love.
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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    1. Whenever we switch on the TV/radio news there's always bad stories every day likely to make us stumble and lose our faith a little. The cacophony of negativeness is enough to shake anyone's trust in the Lord. Yet, at all times His voice is there loud and clear for us to hear.

      God bless you and yours Ceil. Thank you for your kindness and support. (I've put a new selection of soft music in the background).

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  5. You're such a good writer Victor. I love it how you take us through an experience step by step.

    I would say that prayer is our way of tuning into God. The more we pray, the more we adjust that knob. ;)

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    1. You are so right, Manny. Constant prayer. Even when things are bad in our lives. A minute or so in prayer every now and then is a good start.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      God bless you and your family.

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  6. This is a beautiful analogy! Thank you and happy week to you!

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    1. Thank you so much Cathy.

      God bless you and yours.

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  7. We were talking about this recently with friends! Can God speak to us in the business of life? I believe He can in extraordinary circumstances, but in ordinary ways, He speak to us in the quiet of our rooms, in that still small voice when we are silent. When we pray, "speak Lord, your servant is listening."

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  8. We were talking about this recently with friends! Can God speak to us in the business of life? I believe He can in extraordinary circumstances, but in ordinary ways, He speak to us in the quiet of our rooms, in that still small voice when we are silent. When we pray, "speak Lord, your servant is listening."

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    1. You're so right, Jose. He does speak to us as you say. And it is comforting to know it when we're listening.

      God bless you and yours.

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  9. Yes, this is so true. Moving our antenna to get in tune with Him. Great illustration V! Thank you.

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    1. Thank you Lynn for your kind words. Much appreciated.

      God bless you and your family.

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