Technical advancements in communications have made us a nation of spectators instead of participants. Instead of doing we turn on the radio and listen or the TV and watch. It not only has caused us grow around the middle at the cost of our physical health but ‘dumbed’ us down intellectually, morally and spiritually. All these gadgets were supposed to save us time and allow us to progress faster in all these areas, but the cost has been far more than expected. Many years ago a man said, “Many often speak of God but rarely speak to Him”… And this may be the scourge of our day, to know about Him but not know Him. A man once told me that he received his inspiration each Sunday when he went to church… and on the surface that might seem good, he goes to church. However the clear implication is that he does not have a personal relationship with the Lord, relies on others for spiritual inspiration and does not receive guidance each day from the Holy Spirit. Jesus said, “My sheep know my voice.” We go to church, read books, inquire from the experts, listen to TV sermons, ask friends, none of which are bad. But have we taken time to listen to what God has to say and do we know, for certain, that it is Him speaking. We are like the man who has an ailment and goes to the Doctor. He takes much time to explain his problem and then before the Doctor has a chance to propose a solution, the man gets up and walks out. In order to get answers, inspiration and guidance we must wait on the Lord and it requires time with HIM. Maybe all these time savers have robbed us of the time we really need!. How much time have you spent with HIM today and how long did you wait for HIM to answer?

“Tis there I find new strength for duty,
As o’er the sands of time I plod,
I see the King in all His beauty,
While resting there alone with God…(Alone With God)