And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:24-25 NIV
Today’s audio entitled noise in the house is a clip from the morning show on Moody Radio around 2014. John Rogers, no relation, was the anchor of the program and I would add a daily devotional. John captured many of these daily devotionals in audio archives, so I thought I might share them with you.
When people gather together, noise happens. It’s a sound and sign of life. We live a little less than a mile from a high school. Friday nights, we can hear the crowd roar and the band play from a great distance. I love the sounds of life.
I am not advocating for you to speak louder, although the older I get, I appreciate people speaking up. Rather, I am suggesting we intentionally engage people in conversation. At work, go deeper than the welcome of “how’s it going”. At school, notice those who are alone and share a snack with them. At church, change you seating arrangement to be able to talk with different people. If you are bold enough, choose to share a meal with people you don’t know that well -get to know their story.
Even if you are an introvert, be intentional in getting to know “one” other knew person, instead of sticking with the same people. If you are an extrovert, I am surprised that you have continued to read this far, ha. Take the time to listen while you are talking.
This pandemic has shifted many things, but the desire for people to gather and make some noise remains. A merry heart doeth good like a medicine. Share your joy with others. Listen for the sounds of life.
Blessings Love y’all