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Today’s 333 Devotional: “Can You Hear Me Now”
Back in 2002, Verizon began a marketing campaign entitled, “Test Man.” It showed a guy with a cell phone to his ear saying, “Can you hear me now?” And it became a catchphrase and spread like wildfire.
It was a phrase that all cell phone users can relate to as we desperately try to find a place that will transmit our conversation.
“Can You Hear Me Now?” I think this also relays what the Lord is trying to get across as He tries to get through to us. Jesus said, “He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.” (Mark 4:9)
And then to several of the churches of Revelation He said, “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.” (Revelation 2:17, 29; 3:22)
This then got me thinking about how well we hear. When my daughter was young had problems hearing, but we didn’t know it at the time. We just through it was cute how she would say a word and it would have a sort of odd sound to it, like balloon was “a boo.”
When we took her to the doctors, he found a blockage in her ears, and he inserted some tubing to keep the opening from closing and fusing together. When we asked the doctor how she was able to hear, he said she was hearing as if she were under water. And I wondered, “Is this the way we hear God,” that is, since we are under sin, do we hear a distorted message?
When it comes to God and His word, are we hearing a distorted message because we are under sin and Satan is distorting God’s message, or do we have selective hearing, that is, we don’t like what we’re hearing so we tune God out, or we’re too busy with our own thoughts and that we don’t take time to listen to God.
Therefore, are we really listening to the Lord?
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