Day 30: What are you listening to?

A couple of weeks ago, as our time at King’s Meadow Campus came to a close, Heart Church put on a silent disco.

For those of you who, like me, had absolutely no idea what a ‘silent disco’ is, it is an event where everyone participating wears wireless headphones that pick up the signal of different DJs. In our case, we had three possible channels to tune in to.

Although you couldn’t physically hear what other people were listening to, you could tell by the color of their headphones what station they were on. Red, blue, and green all represented a unique music channel.

Whether a person was standing off to the side or in the middle of the crowd dancing, anyone could tell what station they were listening to. There was no hiding it.

In John 10:27-28, Jesus says

“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.” (emphasis added)

Jesus, our Shepherd, calls to us and bids us to follow His perfect plan for our lives. He sees our potential and He cares greatly for us.

When we, His sheep, hear the voice of our Jesus do we follow Him or do we just change the channel to something a little less spiritually demanding?

Do we turn down the volume of His voice when His instructions do not align with our own?

How do we react to the voice of Jesus? Scripture reads that if we are His sheep, we will follow Him. The cost of living a life dedicated to Jesus is far and abundantly outweighed by the glory of what He promises us: eternal life AND the assurance that no one will be able to pluck us from His flock.

Matthew 7:16 says, “You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they?”

When we proclaim to be Christ-followers and yet never respond to the voice of God, the music we are singing is not in line with what we are listening to.

One of the best parts of being a part of a silent disco is the moment when you take your headphones off and hear people singing different lyrics and dancing to the beat of a particular song.

When the headphones are off, you see how funny the silent disco really can be because where there was previously a bit of doubt regarding what people were listening to, now you knew.

To be in tune with God means to deafen our ears to the other external noise. That does not mean we need to isolate ourselves from the world but that we should train our ears to recognize the Father’s voice in the midst of chaos.

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