My children have asked what the ‘living above the noise’ part of my web name is about. When I first heard that term I just knew it summed up so much of my many lessons – and – how I’ve learned and am learning to do just that. Live above the noise. That involves so many aspects of life that it will take, well, a blog to do it!
I am learning to live above the noise of the world around me and all it attempts to take from me – my energy, my time, my thoughts, my passions, my money. Have you ever really thought about the suggestive moves of the world around us, luring us from our goals and dreams and obedience to our commitments? That is the noise I am talking about. And there’s more!
The temptation of having it all, doing it all, buying it all, eating it all – and the list goes on. Then there’s the noise of what others think of us, want of us, say about us, do better than us….and you can add in your list here. Oh, my! What a lot of noise!
So as I consider my life and what God has been teaching me over more than five decades, I want to share with you those many lessons. His main focus is to get us to live for Him, for His glory, and the best way we can do this, actually, the only way, is to live above the ruckus around us.
See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. 1 John 3:1