“My sheep listen to My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.”John 10:27
Perhaps you can recall a time when you were a child playing in the neighborhood. No matter where we were or what we were doing, we could hear our mother’s voice as clear as if she were standing right beside us. We could hear our mom calling despite all of the noise, and we could distinguish her voice from the other mothers calling their children. The reason is we became accustomed to hearing her voice by listening to her every day since our birth.
When it comes to our spiritual walk with Jesus, we need to become accustomed to hearing His voice every day from the day we are reborn. However, instead of hearing His voice, we focus on the noise and other voices. We can quickly become distracted by all the noise in the world and listen to the wrong influences. Praise the Lord that even though in times when we stray from Him, He keeps us within arm’s length because He also said this about those sheep who follow Him: “I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of My hand.”
Therefore, let us renew our determination and desire to speak and listen to Lord each day. The best time of day for me is when I first wake in the morning. It is when the mind is well-rested, and it is the quietest part of the day to focus and hear from Him. I brings to mind this verse of Scripture: “Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”
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“God never leaves you nor forsakes you.” I’ve heard that before. “Jesus will leave the 99 to come after you.” I’ve heard that one too. Meanwhile, fear creeps up when life hurls a season of loneliness our way, and poof! Churchy sayings hold as much weight as thin air. Believe it or not, God is cheering us on and inviting us to thrive amidst the loneliness. Yes, it’s weird and scary, but this emptiness is a safe space where you get to hear the God of everything speak the loudest. You’re safe because God is so good at owning goodness, and because of Him, you aren’t so by yourself.”
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