2015-12-16 - White Noise
Have you ever been moseying through what is an ordinary day and unpleasantness keeps finding ways to attempt infiltration? I think it’s also known as life, yet one of the main benefits of resting in the peace of the Heavenly Father is having Him as the filter for all those attempts at ransacking your day. For example, that annoying email that keeps coming, the fourth trip out in an hour, or third time rescuing pups trapped in various places, the computer locking up, the battery going dead while talking on the phone, the cursor ending up in the wrong places while trying to type this devotional, and the near mugging in the dairy section trying to grab some more creamer.
After awhile if we allow all of that white noise to settle into our heads it can push out the beautiful truth of God’s word that had been resonating just moments before after a wonderful refreshing time of study and/or prayer. So rather than be drawn into the white noise, the best course of action is often to dig deeper into the word and climb out of the place that people can take you; a place God never intends you to go. Where God is, there is true and irreplaceable love.
I Corinthians 13:1-13 NIV
If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."
All scripture references from KJV (King James Version) unless otherwise noted
CFD | December 2015
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