I honestly wish I had read this excerpt sooner, because it was just what I needed to hear. I hope you too enjoy this message and learn a little something from it. I know I will try to spend less time on my phone or on technological devices and more in prayer.
“Listening to the words of our Savior is the best communication system in the world but it’s not used nearly enough.
This has undoubtedly become the age of instant electronic communication. It may have started affecting [the] general population of this nation back when Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone and then got even larger with the coming of the radio and television. But the greatest advancements in communication have come with the internet and cell phones. When just about anyone can stay in constant contact with friends, relatives, business associations and anyone else at any time of the day or night.
[It is] becoming hard to find anyone driving down the street or even out shopping who isn’t talking on their cell phone. Who needs to talk face to face anymore when we can communicate by phone almost anyplace, or send out emails to people in the same office or someone just a few blocks away. People never seem to be alone anymore. Even in a bookstore or at a relaxing place like the beach, they might be interrupted by someone calling their cell phones.
Who has time to be with their own thoughts anymore? This age of almost constant communication leaves little time for prayer. Even a short talk with God might be interrupted by a cell phone call. Yet prayer is the only form of communication where there is never a bad connection and we don’t have to worry if our message is getting through. But when it comes to God, we can be certain that our message always comes through loud and clear. We don’t have to worry about a power outage or weather interference. We should be devoting much more time staying connected to our spiritual source…God’s Holy Spirit.
We were created by the Eternal God, and when we’re not connected with Him, we aren’t going to enjoy the happiness he offers us. While many people today seem lost without their cell phone, when we should really feel lost is when we aren’t in constant communication with God. The Bible says we should “pray continually” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). Our very life can be a prayer to God. God created you and you should be thankful he did! He created you for a purpose and you should be thankful as he reveals this purpose for you. You are a child of God!
“Pray at all times and on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit” writes Paul the Apostle in Ephesians 6:18. There is absolutely no occasion when we shouldn’t pray. And if we pray with the power of the Holy Spirit as instructed by Paul it will be a very powerful prayer. “Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers” writes Paul in that same verse of scripture. There is nothing more powerful in this world that the power of prayer! But we should use this power and stay connected with this spiritual power at times.
All of us would be much more happier and content if we spend more time listening to the spiritual power of God’s Holy Spirit. [It is] the best communication system in the world! And it certainly gets the best results. In Ezekiel 1:25, might well apply to each of us in many ways. “And there was a voice from the firmament that was over their heads, when they stood, and had let down their wings.” There comes a presence very mild and sweet; white are the sandals of his noiseless feet.
It is the comforter whom Jesus sent. To teach you what the words He uttered meant. The willing, waiting spirit, He does fill. If you were to hear His message Dear Soul, be still!
These words should be an inspiration to all of us.