I’ve been trying to improve on my current internet deal…I wanted mostly – for it be to FASTER!
My internet provider moved me from ADSL to ADSL 2… “you will notice a difference within 24 to 48 hours” they told me.
Yes, I did notice a difference…drop outs and interruptions. How absolutely painful that was.
Trying to listen to my favourite music on YouTube, with dropouts every few seconds…great – NOT!
I rang and enquired as to the problem.
“Oh, that means the signal is unstable – we will have to put a stabilizer on it, that should fix it.’’
Still no better 48hrs later. So I rang again and requested to be returned to my original plan. That was not an easy one either…and still I am having difficulties that I didn’t have before…now dropouts seem to be a regular occurrence and no real answer as to why.
Funny how often, our real life experiences reflect God’s truth to us!
I really would like to hear God’s voice more often and faster! I would like to increase my downloads and speed up the connection!
I do know this – that with God, there is Unlimited Downloads (and uploads) and Unlimited Access AT NO EXTRA CHARGE! Though not necessarily FASTER. There’s a saying – SPEED KILLS – of course that is referring to driving a car, but also, in our fast paced life, faster is not necessarily better or good for us!
God desires to speak to us – much more, than we desire to hear His voice.
Speaking, listening and hearing is mentioned quite a lot in the Bible.
Speak occurs 305 times, Listen occurs 332 times and Hear occurs 355 times (NIV version)
I personally try and remember the two ears one mouth rule – that is listen twice as much as I speak. Alas, that doesn’t always happen! Nevertheless, what I do know is that God desires us to seek Him and He promises those that seek Him, will indeed find Him. Amazing – that we can listen to and hear His voice to us and also to speak with Him. What a comfort – Our God speaks – He listens and hears our cries, prayers and praises to Him and He responds to us. There is none like Him – No other God before Him!
Our God loves us to seek Him with all our heart, to listen and hear His voice, to speak with Him and to receive all that He has for us.
May we encourage one another, as the day approaches, to access our God, with unlimited uncapped access.
He is available 24/7 – to listen, hear and respond to His people, those that seek Him diligently and are found in Christ.
To approach Him boldly, without fear and to walk with Him constantly.
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.
1 Thessalonians 5:2
for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.
1 John 4:17
This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus.
Just a foot note regarding FASTER. I thought it would be interesting to see what the Bible says about speed.
What I discovered is that God doesn’t speak a lot about speed, fast or slow… that is, in comparison to HEAR, LISTEN, SPEAK.
Fast appears: 50 times, pertaining to hold fast and abstaining from food. Not once referring to how fast God is or isn’t.
Speed: 2 times
For the Lord will carry out his sentence on earth with speed and finality. 2 Peter 3:12
as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat.
Slow: appears 17 times: referring almost solely, to God is slow to anger and abounding in love.
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