This season of “The Voice” is over and Cassadee Pope won. I really like that show. The talent is great and the judges are hilarious. All the judges are funny, but I truly LOVE Cee Lo Green. He’s sincere and hilarious at the same time. He can talk for five minutes and even though I understand every single word he says, I have absolutely no idea what he’s talking about. Shoot, I’m not sure he does either!
It’s not like that with God, though some people make you feel like it is. It seems people come at you from all angles telling you who God is and what he stands for. But, God himself, didn’t intend for it to be that way. You see, the Bible, God’s Word, reveals who he is and what he stands for. It’s simple enough that you can read it yourself and understand it. Can you get into a deep study of the Bible? Sure, you can…but that’s not necessary to understand God.
Don’t listen to all that malarkey others say about God. There’s no need to. Just get a Bible, one you can read, and find out for yourself. Who knows how your life might change.
All Scripture is inspired by God…. 2 Timothy
You know, I doubt Cee Lo Green goes anywhere that people don’t recognize him. He’s famous and he wears outrageous stuff! Not me. You ever go to a party and everyone’s talking and drinking and having a good time. Over there? Three of your friends in some kind of conversation, laughing it up. Oh, there’s a guy telling a story and people are giggling because he’s kind of acting it out. But, you’re not part of anyone’s group. You’re just overlooked. Ever happen to you? It has to me. It hurts to be overlooked. You’re there…but you’re not there…no one notices you. You’re invisible.
It can be that way in life. No one pays attention to you. You’re unseen. Good things happen, bad things happen. No one else seems to care.
God does. He cares about every detail of your life. God, the creator of the universe, cares about every itty bitty, insignificant, puny, measly part of your life. No matter how small or slight it might seem, he sees it as worthy of his attention. Because…he loves you, he wants to take care of you. To him, you’re important. He will not overlook you.
You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book. Psalm 56
It hurts to be overlooked. You feel cutoff, abandoned. It’s never right to overlook someone, everyone matters. Feeling overlooked today? Know there’s one who is paying attention to you…who wants to care for you.
Cee Lo Green and “The Voice” return for season 3 next Monday, Sep. 10!!!
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. John 10
Hey, do you watch “The Voice”?!! Love that show! Love the judges…well, mostly and usually. What I love is the concept of the show. Contestants are supposed to be judged solely on their singing voices. Looks, don’t count. Dance moves, don’t count. Clothes, don’t count. It’s really evident in the first round when the judges have their backs to the singers and blindly choose who will be on their teams. Selected by only…The Voice.
Jesus has a voice; however, sometimes it’s not heard. People will tell you what Jesus says, but that’s not his voice. Books are written about Jesus, but that’s not his voice. Religion will try to show you how Jesus says to live, but that’s not his voice. But, you can hear the voice of Jesus for yourself. The Bible contains his authentic words, his verbal voice. And, it contains information about his life, his active voice. Jesus never intended for other people to tell you what he says; he gives you the opportunity to read and hear it for yourself. Then, you can make your own decision about what you have discovered.
Think how stupid “The Voice’ would be if the judges made their selections based on reading about the contestants, hearing families and friends talk about the contestants, and viewing videos the show made about the contestants, BUT could never hear the actual voices of the contestants. Thank goodness, the show isn’t like that. Neither is the voice of Jesus.