I am a single mother of one almost adult daughter and two teenagers and road trips with all four us usually end up with them forcing me to listen to their music. The beats tend to make my head bob but the lyrics make the hairs on my neck stand up. Seriously, the things that are allowed to be said in music on the radio is wild. It is not just the radio, but TV and Social Media have absolutely no filters.
In this day and age, everyone is so concerned with cleansing and purifying their bellies but the thing we should be cleansing the most is our hearing. Romans 10:17 tells us that, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (KJV) How can we have more faith if our ears are clogged up with the junk we hear in the world? We need an ear cleanse.
The word tells us that our faith comes by hearing the word of God so we have to saturate our ears with God’s word. Nowadays we can tune into the Word of God just about anywhere. Thankfully, we can pull up previously recorded messages from, The Sanctuary Ministries, from Pastor Yolanda Douthit. There are numerous other messengers of God’s word who broadcast their sermons and the Bible is also available on audio for our hearing pleasure.
Now is the time to cleanse your ears from the cussing, foul language, gossiping, inappropriate name calling, shaming, bullying, and unrighteous things of this world. Rebuild your faith by hearing the word of God and allow it to take your faith to new levels.
I used to hear people say, “what you put in your body is what you get out.” That saying can be applied to your hearing. Be intentional about what you allow in your ears. Don’t get caught up with KeKe, Cardi B, and the Migos. Put on your worship music, pull out your Bible, and open your ears to what the Father is saying to you.
Hebrews 11:6 reminds us that, “But without faith it is impossible to please him..” (KJV) Whatever you are listening to that is not adding to your faith in God is unpleasing to Him so start your ear cleanse now and allow your faith to be pleasing to the Father.
Deborah Woolard is a single mother of three from Raleigh, NC and she currently resides in Charlotte, NC. She is an ordained & licensed minister and she serves as the Youth Director at R5 Church. Her love for writing, especially poetry is one of the many ways God allows her to use her gifts for His glory. Her poetry can be viewed at https://m.facebook.com/gracefullydsignedbydeborah/.