Matthew 4:4: “Jesus answered, ‘It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

We don’t live by bread alone. Carbs are not it. Our complex soul demands a different diet: God’s precious words. It’s essential to our soul’s well-being to hear them and to know them well. It’s detrimental to our health and well-being to trot through life without listening to a word God has to say.

While physical needs and cravings have a tendency to be on the forefront of our mind, the silence of not hearing from God is quite deafening, and our soul within us will eventually rebel against it. We are born with an innate need to communicate, and we want to be heard and understood. We search for profound connection.

Our soul withers in isolation while it thrives on adoration. Adoration goes both ways: We adore our Creator and our Creator adores us.

Directing our adoration towards another human being, however, will hurt us, simply because nobody is perfect. One is: God is perfect, and our soul craves perfection. Following our soul’s desire ultimately is the sensible thing to do. God has a lot in store for you and me, and He has a myriad of ways to communicate.

In technical terms the Spirit of God works similar to a transmitter, which is used to generate and transmit electromagnetic waves carrying messages or signals, especially those of radio or television. Similarly, the Holy Spirit carries and transmits God’s message to us; He keeps up the communication flow between Heaven and Earth, which is truly remarkable.

God hasn’t stopped talking. We come alive through receiving God’s message. In order for us to tune into God’s wavelength, the Holy Spirit is at work every single day. Have you tuned in lately?