I entered the packed room at a busy event.
Music played in the background. I saw bright decorations at every turn and heard kids playing around the table. Amid the busyness, I didn’t know where to start. I froze in place, scanned the room, and processed everything. The noise overstimulated me, making me anxious.
Then I heard a familiar voice that drew me in and calmed my nerves. I approached the voice, feeling more at peace in the chaos. I knew the voice because I had known the person for so long. We spent endless hours talking to each other in a relationship that had spanned years. And at this moment, I was thankful to see a familiar face in the crowd.
The world can become a crowded room or busy event—overstimulating and distracting us. The chaos can make us feel as if we are spinning in circles and about to crash. But Christ hangs with us through it all, and His voice should stand out in the crowd. After endless hours with Him, He should be the familiar face that draws us to seek His wisdom and guidance.
For this to happen, we must spend time with Him. We cannot hear or follow His voice if we don’t build a relationship with Him beforehand. Even when the rooms are crowded, we must recognize and obey His voice.
What are some ways you can spend time with your heavenly Father?
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