I Need a Famine

John Stossel does those, Give Me a Break programs on ABC. I like them because most of the time he is saying things the rest of us think but don’t have a platform to speak about. Like why when you buy a box of Pop Tarts – and the box is 30% empty. Like we’re to dumb to know they’re doing this to us. Give me a break. Well I think there comes a time for each of us when we’ve had enough and we simply need a break. I’m a news junkie. I listen to talk radio a lot. Love to watch FOX News. I enjoy railing on liberal media and their deceptions. I love sports, politics and religious talk. And I’m tired of all of it. I need a famine in regard to these things. It’s been a week since I watched, read or listened to the news, saw a little sports and only did bible study and worship, no religious talk. 

Famines can be dangerous though. In the Old Book, famine always represents God’s judgment on a people. And worse than a famine of food is the famine of hearing God’s word. God warns us through the Prophet Amos, “The days are coming,” declares the Sovereign LORD, “when I will send a famine through the land– not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the LORD.” Amos 8:11   A self-imposed famine from the things that bog us down is a good thing. What’s in your life that you need to set aside for a while? Are there some people you need a break from? Have you been experiencing a famine from hearing God? Perhaps those other things are crowding him out.  

I don’t know how long I will stay clear of all that stuff, but I have a ways to go. So consider this free advice from a friend. Take a famine from the things that burden your heart and allow the things of God to fill in the gaps. The things you don’t hear will free you… the things you hear from God will amaze and inspire you. telemicus out

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