“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.”– (John 10:27 – 28 NKJV)
God does not “hide and seek” with us. He wants us to know His voice. Some people make understanding God’s Word sound so difficult. They think that it takes years of fasting and prayer to make the smallest Word-directed decision. But Jesus promises us that, as His sheep, we will hear His voice and not follow the voice of a stranger. When we see Jesus calling men by name before they know Him, we realize how well the Good Shepherd knows each one of His sheep. He calls them by name, and they follow.
How can we hear Christ’s call? Many of us often hear Him through an inner voice. God’s inner voice came to Elijah when he got in trouble and ran from Jezebel. God took Elijah to a cave and let him hear the thunder and the shaking of the earth. Then Elijah heard and heeded—not the outward, tremendous manifestations—but a small, quiet inner voice.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Help us to listen to Your voice, and to learn and know You so intimately and so well that we can recognize Your divine intentions. Help us to live not in the reasoning of our head, but in the perception of our spirit.
In Jesus’s Name,