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Drinking From The One True Source



In part one of this series, the challenge was made clear; in society today, we’re inundated with calls that distract and desensitize. Unfortunately, these are also the calls that most frequently summon us, and most consistently fill our minds. And the truth is, what most fills our minds, eventually fuels our hearts. This is important to note since nothing more significantly affects your ability to hear and answer the right calls in life, than the health of your heart.

In the video clip below I discuss the parallel between the body’s need for pure water and the heart’s need for pure truth. In light of this, I also share some thoughts on a cultural trend that I believe is having a significant effect on the health of many hearts: diminished time drinking directly from the one true source – God’s Word. This trend is rooted in our natural tendency toward instant gratification and our desire for that which appeals most to our senses. Unfortunately, with issues of the heart, feeding these tendencies rarely serves us well over the long haul. Instead, to hear and answer the most important calls in our lives, we must be diligent in our quest for truth.

Culture And The Calls We Really Hear


STOP! Before you erase or scroll past this post, take a deep breath, close your eyes and shut off all the noise around you for just one minute.

Welcome back. In case you’re wondering, that was the state of peace and quiet you just experienced, a state that’s increasingly rare in most of our lives today. Of course, it’s also the state in which we’re best able to hear and respond to the calls that matter most in life. Calls not only from the voice of reason or the voice of conscience, but more importantly, calls from the voice of God, that still small voice that just happens to be the main source from which true wisdom flows. The question is: Can you hear the calls from this voice?

I was recently asked to deliver a commencement address for Bethel College. Although I felt incredibly blessed by this opportunity, to be honest, I also felt unqualified. As a result, I struggled through a number of fears, doubts, and insecurities before I could even bring myself to accept the invitation. Unfortunately, this was only half the battle as, in the midst of a very hectic schedule, I failed numerous times in my attempts to actually plan what to share that day.