Matthew 4:4: “But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say, ‘People do not live by bread alone, but by 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 minds, the silence of not hearing from God is quite deafening, and our souls 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 souls wither in isolation while they thrive 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 souls crave perfection. Following these extravagant cravings of our souls 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 order to tune into God’s wavelengths the Holy Spirit is at work every single day. In technical terms the Holy Spirit works similar to a transmitter, which is used to generate and transmit electromagnetic waves carrying messages or signals, especially those of radio or television. Instead of transmitting radio signals, the Holy Spirit keeps the communication flow going between Heaven and Earth, which is truly remarkable.

The bottom-line is, God hasn’t stopped talking. He speaks. What a beautiful thing that is!