I have one child who loves classical music, another who can’t get enough Christian rap, and yet another whose musical tastes cover just about the entire spectrum in between. Christian rap may be a little hard to come by on the radio in our neck of the woods, but we do have a classical station that is broadcast from about 40 miles away. The pictured radio tower is quite near our home, but it broadcasts classic hits (not quite as classy as classical). As we drive closer to this tower, we get further from the station we’re trying to listen to, and the symphony starts getting a bit fuzzy! No matter how close we get to this tower, it will never help us pick up what we’re trying to listen for. The only way to clear that fuzz in the radio is to turn around and drive the other way, toward the source.
What stations are you tuned into in your spiritual life? Friends? Coworkers? Family? The best way to hear what someone is saying is to get close to them. We are promised in James 4:8 that if we come close to God, he will come close to us. What better way to find true guidance for our lives than to stay tuned in to the True Source of life and godliness!
By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence (2 Peter 1:3).
We are surrounded these days with voices attempting to draw us in different directions. Be sure you’re tuned in to the right station, and regularly spend time actually listening to what God has to say to your heart. You’ll find yourself on more stable footing when the storms of life sweep over you, and you’ll be able to lead others into God’s peace in the midst of their own storms.