Those Who Have Ears Let Them Hear
We now live in a day when everyone has access to share their message on the Internet, and millions of people are doing just that. One estimate noted that every two days we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003. All that content is being scattered everywhere online, and it can be quite the challenge to find the valuable content we ought to hear.
Even with all this technology available at our fingertips, we are only hearing a part of all that the Spirit of God is saying through His Body. We tend to hear only what is distributed by those who have the resources of finances, marketing-savvy, and popularity. Yes, God has used the resources of the wealthy for Kingdom impact; for example, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, David, and Solomon. And, yes, God can use gifted communicators since He is the one who gives gifts.
But there’s more.
We now have the potential to hear (and read and watch) all that is God-inspired from the entire Body of Christ around the world. With the free availability of the Internet, people everywhere can contribute content and freely share all that God has inspired them. And as the people of God
are edified by that content, they serve as the body of Christ to confirm what God is inspiring and that must be shared and lifted up.
Let’s not forget that God also spoke through ordinary people and the unwealthy; the likes of Amos, Micah, and, ultimately, Jesus Christ. He who was rich became poor. And he spoke the most powerful words of all. Can we learn to hear those voices also?