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Sheep That Listen

  • My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give eternal life to them. They will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. John 10:27 WEB.

    Jesus said His sheep would hear His voice, and they would follow Him, "and a stranger, they would not follow" (John 10:5). God speaks to His people individually as well as collectively. Some are so concerned about being deceived that they ignore everything spiritual, thinking they are playing it safe. Yet, today we need to hear our Shepherd's voice more than ever.

    It's hearing the Shepherd's voice that keeps the sheep on the right path and safe from predators. Jesus said we would hear His voice, and that's what will help protect you from being deceived. It's hearing His voice, that quickening in your spirit that something isn't right.

    There are three things Jesus mentioned here: 1) My sheep hear My voice. 2) I know them. 3) They follow Me. To those He will give eternal life, they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of His hand. This is all a part of the Christian life, hearing the Lord speak, having a relationship with Him, obeying Him as best you can daily.

    When we begin our walk with the Lord, we often listen for a voice from heaven. An audible voice, for God to speak to us as if He were human. Yet while waiting on that, we can ignore the other hundred ways the Holy Spirit is talking to us.

    You may be praying about something and see an image that has meaning. A scripture that you have read a dozen times may suddenly reveal something new. You hear the words to a familiar song or suddenly remember the words that a mentor once told you.

    You might get an email on the subject. See a dove outside your window or the shape of a cross in the clouds. You may have a dream or a vision, and just maybe you will even hear an audible voice. His word may come to you through the voice of a friend. I have experienced all of these and more in my own life at some point.

    There is no set pattern, and the Lord speaks to each of us differently, but be assured that He still speaks today. It's always personal. The Lord often talks to me using computer terms that only a computer technician would understand. Use common sense. If you read "Judas went and hanged himself," and then hear "Go and do likewise." DON'T. You're smarter than that, right? RIGHT?

    When you pray, take a moment to listen. Flip open a Bible and read the page it falls on. You may be surprised at what you find. Refine your relationship with the Lord, and remember that His sheep hear His voice. Practice hearing the Lord's voice now. It's never too late to start and never too early to begin. In the days that are coming on the earth, you will be thankful that you did.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please speak to me in a way that I understand. Help me to hear Your voice, and guide me today. I invite You to actively participate in my life. I look forward to hearing from You. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: "This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.' (John 5:14) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

August 28, 2021
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

August 28, 2021
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen!

August 28, 2021
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Heavenly Father, Thank you for all You have blessed me with. I'm grateful for each day. Amen

August 28, 2021
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jacksonedited: August 29, 2021

Dear Father in Heaven, thank you for speaking to me in ways I could never imagine.  I see and hear you every day by the many blessings you bestow upon your children and I thank you for loving me.  Your compassion is so wonderful and your patience is neverending.  I am truly blessed to be a child of God.  I open my ears to hear you everyday and if I've ever missed your voice, I continue to pray that you know that I earnestly wait on you even though there are times when I can be impatient but I know deep within my heart that waiting is far better than moving forward without your blessing.  In Jesus precious name I pray, Amen!!

August 28, 2021
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen 

August 28, 2021
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

PRAISE THE LORD. AMEN

August 28, 2021
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

August 28, 2021
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

August 28, 2021
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen and Amen.  Speak to me Lord. 

August 28, 2021
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Speak to us Lord and your servants will listen. Amen 

August 28, 2021
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

August 28, 2021
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God please keep me in your love. In the name of Jesus Amen 

August 28, 2021
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Help me to hear Your voice and guide me today, Father! Amen.

August 28, 2021
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

So true, Pastor Dion, about the diverse ways the Lord speaks into our lives! Thank you for this reminder! Lord, help me to hear Your voice and guide me today. Thank you. In Jesus' name, Amen

August 28, 2021
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen speak to me in a way I can understand I love you

August 28, 2021
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

August 28, 2021