Growing up, my parents listened to the oldies station which played 50s, 60s, and early 70s music. The volume would increase depending on the song playing and a lot of singing occurred as we went about our tasks. As I grew older, my music tastes adjusted to classic rock, alternative rock (college/indie), and finally, Christian contemporary. Each style of music was a soundtrack for where I was in life, as well as who I was hanging out with at that time.
What came out of my speakers was speaking not just to my surroundings, but also to my heart. What I listened to what planting seeds, some were flowers, some were noxious weeds. As a parent, I made sure to surround my sons with music full of Biblical truth, encouraging lyrics, and of course a fun beat. I sang hymns to the boys as they went to sleep at nap time and bedtime. I knew well the truth of hiding the Word in their hearts (Psalm 119:11) and took this task seriously.
It is the voices we hear that impact our lives for good or for evil. The serpent used words to twist the truths Eve knew and eventually she doubted the very good of God. Through her disobedience, she and Adam changed the course of mankind. Moses heard the words of God from a burning bush and through his obedience helped change the course of an entire nation.
I have heard the voices of those telling me I am fat, ugly, worthless, and a whole slew of other negative words throughout my life. I also have heard the voice of my Heavenly Father telling me that I am precious, beautiful, perfect, and created for His great glory. I listened to the first voices for the first half of my life, I have listened to my Heavenly Father (for the most part) for the second half. What is coming through the speakers now has healed me, restored my faith during seasons of doubt, encouraged me to keep going forward when I wanted to quit.
Speakers were created to project the sound of whatever they are connected to; radio, record player, live music. What are your speakers connected to today? Is it the broken repeating of the father of lies? Is it the eternal truths of the Heavenly Father? Whose voice is coming through your speakers?
Best Beloved, it is never too late to disconnect your speakers from the liars and connect them to the Heavenly Father who loves you with an everlasting love (Jeremiah 31:3). Allow Him to speak truth to you, to cover you with His everlasting grace and mercy.