My husband and I are getting ready to take a weekend road trip to Georgia to see my beloved Georgia Bulldogs (Go Dawgs!) take on the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders tomorrow (a game that, thankfully, was not cancelled by Hurricane Florence). Since my family is still in Georgia, I make that 800 mile round trip drive pretty often, and as a result I have chosen to equip my car with satellite radio. I love satellite radio, because I can drive anywhere in this vast country and never lose the signal – I don’t even have to change stations if I don’t want to. It’s a luxury that I enjoy since I love a good road trip.
Recently, however, I took a business trip to Columbus OH (about a 400 mile round trip from where I live) for a seminar. I drove the company car on that trip, and it just had a regular radio in it. That meant that every so often, the signal of the station I was listening to would get fuzzy and would fade in and out. I had to find a new station to listen to in the midst of negotiating traffic in unfamiliar areas.
As I changed stations, the Lord reminded me that if I’m not careful, His “signal” can get fuzzy to me as well. If I’m not careful to maintain my prayer life and keep my quiet time with Him, I will lose my focus on His voice – His signal to me. If I’m not in fellowship with believers and I’m not in the Word regularly, I will cut off some of the ways that He speaks to me most often. If I’m not taking time to be still and to be quiet, I’m going to mess up my “reception”.
How do you most love to stay in touch with our Lord so that you can hear His voice? Do you love your quiet time? Getting away to the wilderness? Being with other believers? I’d love to hear how you stay connected to Him!