your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and
your sins have hid his face from you, that He will not
hear Isaiah 59: 2
The other day
our phone went out. It would ring once, give a little
tinkle-buzz and then –nothing. Part of the time we
could call out, but no one could call in. Sometimes we
couldn't call out at all. Finally it went dead all
I called the
phone company. They have amazing computers there.
The nice lady ran a diagnostic on my line and told me there
was something in the house that was ‘shorting out' the phone
line. She said we needed to check all of our phone line
equipment and see which one was causing the problem.
We checked all
three phones by unplugging them and checking the line.
None of them seemed to be the problem. We unplugged the
answering machine; still no luck. We checked the
computer modem. No luck. Finally my son remembered
the phone in the garage. We unplugged that one and
bingo! We had phone service. The wires on the wall
jack were loose and shorting across each other when the phone
It is just the
same with spiritual communication with the Lord. We have
to be sure that we are properly connected with our
hearts. Just as that phone jack in the garage shorted
out our phone connections, forgotten or neglected sin in
our life can interfere with our connection to God.
spoke in Isaiah, But your iniquities have
separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his
face from you, that He will not hear. God will save
us. He will build and install our 'phone line' but it is
up to us to keep the line clear. Sin is the interference
on our phone line to God.
the phone company told us what was wrong and left it up to us
to fix the problem, so God will, by the Holy Spirit, tell us
what is wrong when our prayers are going unanwsered.
. But it is up to us to check out our life and find what
is causing our unanswered prayers. When we found the
loose jack in the garage we fixed it. When we
have checked our life and found the overlooked or sheltered
sin we must fix the problem by repenting and forsaking the
Let's keep our connection with
the Father free from interference that our prayers won't