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Aug 23, 2015

The Voice

I remember when texting came on the communication scene. I thought it was silly. You can't hear the person's voice. It made no sense to me. Why would anyone type a message into a device when they could very easily phone the person with the same device and talk to them? It's the voice that makes the communication meaningful, not just the message. It's the tone, inflection, character and sound that allows the power of communication over the phone. 

Now, even I have become a frequent user of texting. In fact, I often choose to text instead of calling because it's more convenient. It usually takes less time and occurs at a different pace allowing for multi tasking. It therefore takes less focus or undivided attention and a response can be delayed and pondered. 

Still, there is nothing quite like the voice. You may take yours for granted, but just lose it for a day or two and you will quickly understand how important it is. God's voice is like no other. The Bible refers to it as thunderous on one hand and still and small on the other. It is very clear that God's voice commands results. After all, He spoke light and the world into existence with His words.

God's voice can also impact you. His voice calmed the sea and it has the power to calm the storm in you if you will allow it to. First you need to be still enough to hear Him. When you do, you will forever be changed.

Then he rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Quiet down!” And the wind fell, and there was a great calm! Mark 4:35

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