Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”
- Isaiah 30:21
Hearing God’s voice is something He meant for all of us to have.
It’s not only a select few who are labeled “spiritually elite”.
God is not a respecter of persons, which means every single one of us has the ability to hear from Him.
Ever since the crucifixion, the veil between humanity and God has been torn open, granting us access into the Holy of Holies and an intimate relationship with Him!
When one of your close friends or family members calls your name from across the house or calls you on the phone, you know it is them by the distinct sound of their voice.
This is the same with the Lord. Our sensitivity to His voice depends on how strong our relationship with Him is.
When we truly yearn for God’s direction, His will is naturally revealed to us. It all starts with being able to recognize His voice!
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. (John 10:27)
Back in Jesus’ day, sheep belonging to different flocks would sometimes spend the night together in the same fold.
Once morning arrived, the shepherds would come out and call their sheep.
While all the sheep would hear the call of each shepherd, they only came to the one they knew and recognized as their personal shepherd.
As Christians, we are the Lord’s sheep, and He is our protective shepherd.
Do you know the voice of your shepherd?
Many voices will try to call out to you in life cajoling you to follow the ways of the world, but only one voice belongs to your loving shepherd… Jesus.
As you go through today, know that He always takes delight in speaking to you. Stay close to Him, and listen with your heart for His love call!