I recently read an article that said we are subjected to over 350 advertisements per day. While this may seem high, the article also explained that this number has decreased in recent years due to technology that allows us to "fast forward" or skip commercials. In our rush to avoid the ads or messages in the media we consume, we need to be sure that we don't miss the most important message!
Our faith comes from hearing God's message. We can hear this message through His Word and the lessons that His Son, Jesus Christ, presents in the Gospel. As we look to avoid hearing advertisements or skip messages that seem to take up our time, we cannot neglect God's message. We need to spend time reading and thinking about His Word. We also need to spend time talking to Him and listening to what He has to tell us. It is only through hearing His message that we can build our faith and prepare for eternity!
Don't try to fast forward or skip God's message. Take time to read and truly hear it!
Thank You for providing me with Your message. Help me to hear what You have to say and apply it to my life now and for eternity. Through Jesus I pray, amen.