Description:My sheep recognize my voice. I know them, and they follow me. John 10:27
Verse: Call to me and I will answer you. I’ll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own. Jeremiah 33:3
We have a spirit deep inside each one of us that has the desire to communicate to us daily.This spirit is real, it is the presence of God by the Holy Spirit to allow us to hear God anytime we desire to talk to Him.
Do not think as a child of God that you cannot hear the voice of God. I will bet that all of us have heard that voice and wondered what was telling us to be careful, don’t do that, or just one of my favorites I love you. Sometimes we need to quiet all the things that are wanting our attention, down so that we can hear the voice of God.
There are other ways that God speaks to us. Most certainly we can hear from God through the word during a sermon, bible study or just a simple devotion that someone emailed you or text to you today. If it touches your heart and stays with you, it could be God speaking to you or just reminding you He is always there when you need Him.
Just think of all the words that you have sent to God when the day is not going good, or someone tells you bad news, or you’re just going through a tough period and we all have been there crying out to God, “please Lord help me.” God has never left your side in these desperate moments. The key that I have found out in my seasons of fear and doubt, God reminds me how much he loves me and I need to trust in Him.
I love the new song by Hillary Scott, Thy Will Be Done as it reminds me of a time when Jesus was stressed out about what he was going to have to do for mankind, and in the end with just a simple conversation with God, he told his father, “Not my will, but thy will be done.”
God possibly is speaking to you today in a simple way. Possibly you are afraid, and just like me trying to do it my way because I want to be in control. God knows us better than we know ourselves, and if we will just stop and listen to that small voice, it will bring the warmth and peace we need to get through another minute, hour or day, because He was there just waiting for us to call out to Him.
Like our verse today states, “my sheep recognize my voice.” God is ready and able to hear our situations, just open yourself to hear the voice of God. Don’t resist the spirit of God who loves you and wants to assure you that he has it all in his hands.
Prayer: God it was easier when I was a child to hear your voice clearly. Perhaps I have been trying to do this on my own to long. I am sorry, please assure me today that no matter what my situation, you love me more than anything. I want to hear your voice. It has been awhile, so please help me quiet everything down to get into your presence and have a much needed conversation. Thanks for reminding me that everything I am going through, you’re right here with me. Amen