“For the LORD is the one who shaped the mountains, stirs up the winds, and reveals his thoughts to mankind. He turns the light of dawn into darkness and treads on the heights of the earth. The LORD God of Heaven’s Armies is his name!”

Amos 4:13

“I don’t want to be so loud that I can’t hear God.”

I wrote that in my journal the other day. As I wrote it I let it sink in deep…how often is my mind so loud that I miss God trying to tell me something?

God speaks to us in many ways. Through his Word (2 Tim. 3:16), through wise counsel (Proverbs), through circumstances (Jonah), through dreams and visions (Acts 2:17), through peace (Col. 3:15), and many more.

One major way I believe we drown out God is through the time we spend on social media. It has become a way for us to numb our feelings.

A place we go to get “reassurance” that we are pretty, funny, smart. It’s a scary path to be on, counting your worth by the number of people who push “like.” Somehow these platforms have seeped into our hearts and caused us to question our worth.

God sees you in those moments, He hears your heart cries and it trying to tell you how much you are worth, that you are priceless. How beautiful you are. How He thinks you are hilarious, He designed you that way. He is telling you, can you hear Him?

It is scary how loud the world gets, how loud our minds get when we try and drown out the pain with more activity and less stillness.

Addiction comes in many forms. When was the last time you looked at your phone? How much of your day do you spend staring at a screen?

Is it time that we stop settling for a false version of connection? Is it time to run to the Word before we run to post a status or share a story? Is it time we set down our technology, pick up our gaze and see the world in a different light?

God is always speaking to us. He is patient, loving and kind. He wants us to know our worth, know how deeply loved we are…we just need to pay attention.

When was the last time you heard God?

JamieLee finds deep-rooted joy being in her kitchen. When she is chopping veggies, stirring soup, watching her bread rise and fall…it is in those moments she can hear God the clearest. She is a passionate gatherer, writer, small business owner and loves talking about food, natural health and the way those things effect us. She lives in North Dakota with her Husband, DJ and dogs Porter & Sage. Connect with JamieLee here.