THE MAGIC OF EARPHONES
I looked for a minute at the TV screens on the plane and observed that many of us on the fight were watching different movies and yet undisturbed by one another because of the magic or should I say miracle of Earphones. We were all engrossed and yet not a sound of what the guy sitting next to me was listening to could be heard by me regardless of how loud it could have been in his ears.
This is very inspirational and I believe the inventors of earphones may not be aware that God started the very idea of speaking to one person in the same room without letting the other person hear what He is saying, long before the advent of television and earphones.
Imagine what happened in 1 Sam 2 v 4-8,
That the LORD called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I. And he ran unto Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou calledst me. And he said, I called not; lie down again. And he went and lay down. And the LORD called yet again, Samuel. And Samuel arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And he answered, I called not, my son; lie down again. Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed unto him. And the LORD called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And Eli perceived that the LORD had called the child
The above passage clearly reveals to us how God could be speaking to someone in the same room or church with others and they are not even hearing the voice of God, the Words spoken are more important that the Voice heard, yet both are desirable for the longing soul for spiritual bread.
Let me Inspire you today about how to ensure we have our spiritual earphones connected to hear the Voice of God and discern the Words of the moment.
4 TIPS ON HOW TO CONTINUALLY HEAR HIS VOICE
CONNECTED TO THE RIGHT SOURCE: you have to be connected to the right source for you to hear the right voice. Imagine the earphones connected to the iPad yet wanting to watch the movies on the screen, it certainly will not work, or imagine me connecting the earphones to the guy sitting next to me and wanting to watch my own television screen. Please make sure you are connected to God and not man like Samuel did initially. So many believers have not heard God’s voice before and the Eli’s do not Want them to hear His voice directly.
DO NOT USE ELI’S EARPHONES: There Are many people who are using the wrong earphones and expect to hear God’s voice personally, it will not work. Samuel made the same mistake and kept running to Eli asking for a helping hand with respect to the Voice he was hearing not knowing that Eli’s earphones are not working anymore and permanently disconnected from the source. Make sure you are connected to God ‘personally’ and not expect Eli to hear God’s voice for you, like many believers do today asking the old guard to hear God for them.
AUDIBLE ENOUGH IF YOU ARE FOCUSED ON HIM: I have this bad habit of turning the television set volume high enough so that I will not be disturbed by anyone around. This I also do when on my usual travels, but the Volume is audible enough in the spirit once you are focused on Him. Make sure you are not distracted by too many Carnal things around and just focus on your Creator when with Him in meditation and Prayers. You will hear Him surely.
HE DEALS WITH US DIFFERENTLY: The beauty of television today is the multiple options available to us all, from action packed movies, to comedies, documentaries, sports and romance etc. It reiterates indeed that God Also deals with us all Differently and meets us at points of our needs. What He May Be saying to me through my spiritual earphones may be different from what He is telling my Neighbours, I should not condemn those who are not hearing what I am hearing but also should be careful on how to judge those who are not hearing anything but claim to be hearing His voice.
I hope you have been inspired truly by this piece and begin to use your earphones from today