Presentation on theme: "Noise silenceWhy isso hard to deal with ? ` noise183 million people are regularly exposed tolevels labeled as excessive by the Environmental Protection."— Presentation transcript:
silenceWhy isso hard to deal with ?
` noise183 million people are regularly exposed tolevels labeled as excessive by the Environmental Protection Agency
Do you have a cell phone ?
A pager ?
Do You have a cell phone with voic and ?
Do you have a TV ?
More than one TV ?
Do you have a radio on all day ?
On at the office, in the car, at home ?
noiseIs there such a thing as visual?
` Do you wish there were more billboards along the roads you drive ?
Do we have enough strip malls yet ?
distantDo you feel that God is?
louderDo you wish Gods voice would bein your life ?
noiseA bedlam ofshocks the senses and perverts that which if conducted aright might be a blessing. Ellen White, 2SM p. 36
SUVs and minivans come now come with separate CD and DVD systems for the back seats
You can buy wired clothing now coats and jackets equipped with cell phones and MP3 players
slowly Make yourself comfortable in your chair and begin breathingas you read
silent Then Moses and the priests, who are Levites Said to all Israel, Be, Oh Israel, and listen Deuteronomy 27:9
silentSearch your hearts and be Psalms 4:4
silent But the Lord is in His holy temple Let all the earth bebefore Him. Habakkuk 2:20
Come to Meall who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Jesus in Matthew 11
stillIf I am notand if I dont listen, How is Jesus going to give me rest ?
silence Have you spent the same amount of time worrying and talking about your difficult, confusing situations as you have spent inlistening to what God might have to say ?
listeningWhy is talking so much easier than?
withdrewBut Jesus oftento a lonely place and prayed. Luke 5:16
Those were regular disciplines that Jesus had SilenceSolitude
When was the last time you were in asolitaryplace ?
What is it aboutsilencethat is so difficult ?
noise silent Why is it easier to surround myself withand keep moving Than to stop, beand listen ?
noiseHow muchdo I voluntarily subject myself to ?
Does my schedule, my time, my life look like that of a person who wants to hear Gods word ?
healingMaybe theand guidance we desperately need Is not going to come from one more Board of Education meeting or sermon or self-help book
listeningBut from simplyfor the voice of God
voiceDo you really believe that Godsis more interesting than the voices around you ?
searchingIs it possible that you have beenfor God in the winds,
the earthquakesand fires
silenceAnd He is waiting to speak to you in the?
` Noise was created by Richard Carey Superintendent Southern California Conference Pacific Union Narrated by Dennis Farley Pastor Stoneham Memorial Church Stoneham, Massachusetts