Thursday, December 31, 2009

How to Get a Strong Signal on God's Network

‘Tari Ekiyor is wondering what life would have been like if I was trying to get through to God and there was network problem! Chai!!’

Tari’s Facebook Status: 30th December 2009

It does seem sometimes as though no matter how hard and frequently we pray, we are not getting through to God. It feels as though He either can’t hear us or has just chosen to ignore our desperate cries for help.

As British pop singer, Robbie Williams succinctly put it in his 2002 classic ‘Feel’, …”I sit and talk to God, but He just laughs at my plans”, sometimes it really does seem as if life is God’s big joke at our expense.

In response to a Facebook friend’s comment to my status in which she stated that it sometimes feels as though there is network problem in getting through to God, I acknowledged that it most likely is because we are in a place of bad reception.

God is. He doesn’t change; He doesn’t take vacations; He doesn’t sleep.

We on the other hand, are prone to fear, anxiety, distress, discouragement, doubt, and all other things that keep our focus on everything but God Himself.

A place of good Reception in which we can effectively communicate with God, is that place of absolute quiet and complete trust in Him.

“… in quietness and trust is your strength”

The strongest signal from God comes when we lay all of our worries, fears, doubts and fix-it solutions at His feet and rely on His strength alone to get us through the storms of life.

This Bible Verse which has helped me through many, many troubles (which most times I cause for myself) states, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God; and the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”

This verse calls on us to exchange our doubts, worries, fears and ideas for the Peace that only God can give.

Aaaahhh perfect Peace!! There is nothing, absolutely nothing like it.

Have a Peace-filled 2010.

1st Bible verse: Isaiah 30:15
2nd Bible verse: Philippians 4:6,7