Static—you know the stuff. When you’re listening to the radio in the car and you start to drive out of radio reception and the station is really noisy. Or the older TVs, when a channel just wouldn’t come in. To solve this static problem, you normally have to change the channel, change the station, or drive back into the reception area of the current station. Some radio stations are broadcast in multiple areas, so you just have to find it again. It seems that this kind of static is mostly related to technology, but here comes another analogy.
Sometimes, we can’t hear what the Lord is saying very well. The static of the world is taking over our ears and filling them with stuff that’s not supposed to be on the current station. How do we clear up this static problem? Sometimes, we need to just turn around and go back into the reception of the station we’re trying to listen to. But I also know that the channel of God talking is in every reception zone, so if you look for it a little, it’ll come in clearly once more. And it doesn’t just come on one channel, in one way, either. You just have to decipher from what stations it is on and isn’t.
I have felt like the staticy noise of the world is trying to change my station, but once recognized, it’s not hard to change the channel and find a clear one. How? The driver’s manual should be in the glove box (the Word), and while you have shotgun and control of the radio, sometimes it’s best for the driver to have control of the radio; he’ll find the station you’re looking for. (Turn to HIM!)
My love of analogies is showing once more. I hope you all get it, cuz sometimes it’s not as easy for others to follow my thoughts as it is for me.
Is your station coming in clearly?
Static—you know the stuff, when hair turns upward no matter what you do, when clothes cling where they’re not supposed to, and when you get a little shock from touching something that you’ve never gotten a shock when touching before. It’s fall, and the static problem has begun. It’s always bad in the winter, when I’m taking off my winter hat and my hair wants to follow it? When my skin is too dry (lotion? What’s it for, again? Is it a once-a-month thing?) and everything seems to be electrically charged with negative energy? You know how you’re supposed to make the static go away? Water. Wet hair doesn’t stand up on its own. Not that you should always have wet hair (it’s actually not advisable when it’s cold outside), but water calms it down. By getting your hands wet and then touching your hair, the static goes away. Hydrating skin with lotion (umm…) and re-fueling what is dry and static-y with some positive charge to counter the negative! (Drier sheets and Static Guard also do the trick, but I digress.)
So I was brushing my teeth tonight and noticing how my hair was, as usual, full of static. Then this great analogy came to me and I got really excited to share it. So, in the Bible, Jesus says he is the living water. So I thought: static = negative energy = negativity vs. water = Jesus = positivity = Jesus. Do you follow my thoughts here? We need to counter negativity with positivity. When we are freaking out or crushing underneath the stress of a homework assignment, we need to calm it down by “getting our hands wet.” We need to turn our eyes to the Lord. (I think this sounded way better in my head.)
So next time you notice negativity, speak to the Lord. (He can hear you, you know, wherever and whenever you talk with him.) And whenever you notice something that’s full of static or you get a shock from something, think about how to counter it! It’s just a silly reminder that I’ll always remember. You could?
Smiling, Anna 🙂