Want to Hear from God? Slow Down.

Slow Down

A new piece I wrote for RELEVANT Magazine wrestling with some of the ideas brought up in The Grand Paradox was just published. Check out the brief excerpt below and read the rest on their website.

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Deadlines. Relational drama. Global injustice. Multiple jobs. Financial stress.

Life is relentlessly difficult and moves insanely fast. The world is changing and evolving every moment and the pressure to keep up, stay current and get ahead can be all consuming.

Can I hear God’s voice above all the noise?

One of the most significant challenges of our rapid culture is the sense of urgency it creates.

Urgency is good for getting things done. A healthy sense of urgency helps us to be focused and productive.

Urgency, however, is less suited for reflection and rest. In many ways, it is at odds with waiting on the Lord, seeking God in silence and solitude, and meditating on Scripture. Urgency has a powerful magnetic pull that can keep us from hearing God.

Read the rest of the article here

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