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My Sheep Hear Me

  • 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 that His sheep would hear His voice and that they would follow Him. "And a stranger, they would not follow" (John 10:5). God speaks to His people individually and collectively. Often we are so concerned on being deceived that we ignore everything in order to play it safe. Jesus said that you would hear His voice and that is what will help protect you from being deceived, hearing His voice, that quickening in your spirit that something is not 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.

    We are often looking to hear an audible voice and ignoring the other hundred ways that the Lord is already speaking to us. Sometimes when you pray about something a scripture that you read you may reveal something new, you may see a picture in your mind that has meaning, hear the words to a song, suddenly remember the words that a friend once told you, get an email on the subject, see a dove outside your window, have a dream, maybe even hear an audible voice. I have experienced all of these in my own life at some point.

    There is no set pattern, and the Lord speaks to each of us differently, but He does speak. Its personal, and I have had the Lord speak to me in 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. Youre smarter than that.

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

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

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Cinnamon Gilmore
Cinnamon Gilmore Sometimes we try to hard to hear God's voice. I am reminded of that verse that says be still and know that I am God.
July 3, 2015
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Amen!!  As Samuel once said to GOD "Speak Lord, Your Servant is Listening."  May my ears always hear you Father in Heaven and may I always be attentive!  Thank you GOD for allowing me, your servant to hear your words every day!  What a true blessing!  Amen!!
July 3, 2015
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles I use to often just flip the bible open and read after prayer. I need to get back in practice I guess ;) Thanks for the wonderful message today, always right on time with where my heart is... must be God speaking to my heart  <3  Thank you again for being Gods messenger. Stay blessed
July 3, 2015
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles I love that verse
July 3, 2015
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Lisa Aldridge-Mathson
Lisa Aldridge-Mathson The above method is my lifeline. I make no decision without prayer and scripture first. Before I accepted Jesus I thought I had all the answers. After I accepted Him I realized just how much I DON'T know. Allowing God to lead me to my decisions sure takes a lot of stress out of my life. Even when the answers don't make sense to me...I know it will work out right. 
July 3, 2015
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Beverly Boyd
Beverly Boyd Lord, I pray for RHM, Pastor Dion, Sylvia and all our members.  May we feel your strong presence in our lives and hear your voice as you guide us through this day, as you love us beyond measure.  May our prayers line up with your prayers as we grow to know you better with each passing day.  May we open our hearts, minds and soul to your tender voice and know that it is you, Lord, guiding and directing our steps.  Amen. 
July 3, 2015
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Theresa de Monk
Theresa de Monk Thank you for the wonderful word today.  I pray that Jesus would open my heart, eyes and ears so that I can be able to hear what he wants me to do.
July 3, 2015
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Theresa de Monk
Theresa de Monk I love it and sing it whenever I feel to be near God
July 3, 2015
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield God started "speaking" to me when I began saying "Praise and Thank You God" for little things--even getting across the street safely or managing to properly thread my temperamental sewing machine!(Only with God's help can I manage those FOUR spools of thread and tricky threading pattern-LOL) A Christian friend then told me "There is no such thing as a coincidence." Once her words sunk in, and along with my continual acknowledgement of God at work in my daily life, it became obvious that a Higher Power was and is with me.Without a doubt, if God had not been with me recently, I would have never survived the verbal assault from my own father last Sunday. Blessings to All, Kathy
July 3, 2015
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Kay Rushin
Kay Rushin This tells me if I hear his voice, I will listen, because I belong to him. I wouldn't need to worry about once saved always saved discussion. I would be following his lead,  my sheep will hear( listen) to my voice. Verse 30 says I and the father are one. So the power is within us to conquer all things, we have to embrace that power. Be encouraged.
July 3, 2015
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Anthony Kulbicki
Anthony Kulbicki great reminder...thank you
July 3, 2015
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu Amen,  I'm learning to listen for his word! In Jesus' name I pray!
July 3, 2015
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman As always, spot on
July 3, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Amen, Bev!
July 3, 2015
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Valerie  King
Valerie King Amen!
July 3, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Amen, it has always worked well for us :).
July 3, 2015
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Cynthia Nortey
Cynthia Nortey Amen...Dear Lord, help me to hear your voice when You speak. 
July 3, 2015
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Patty Martin
Patty Martin Pastor Todd, thank you for today's message, which I believe to be another way that our Father is speaking to me. Father God has been speaking to me and much more recently, through the Holy Spirit.  He is asking me to respond to nonbelievers and Christian criticizers, many who I've know for years, in a way that honors Him.  My initial reaction is to be offended, and I want to strike back and defend my God, but then I pause, pray to Him for just the right words to say, and pray that my response would make others question themselves.  Had I not been an active participant in a Bible-based church, involved in Bible studies, reading scripture and praying, and surrounded by other believers, I would not know how to respond to the many nonbelievers in the world today.  I would remain silent like I used to because I thought I didn't have the right words or any knowledge in which to respond.  God has equiped me to be His warrior.  I will speak boldly, yet gently, to those who ridicule my Christianity.  Through the Holy Spirit, God continues to provide me with knowledge in a way that defends Him, yet doesn't begin a battle.  I am here on this earth to bring others to Christ and I pray for their salvation every day.
July 3, 2015
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Diane Casey
Diane Casey Thank you for confirming what I always thought, that God speaks to us in many ways. 
July 3, 2015
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Kay Rushin
Kay Rushin I think he puts people in our path, Patty for just that reason, you can tell them, just remember " God does the saving" not us....I have to keep reminding myself, I tend to get frustrated when people don't get it....so I pray for patience, He was patient with me....be encouraged..
July 3, 2015
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio Yes, thank you for this word today and confirming that God speaks to us in many different ways and uniquely to each one...♡
July 3, 2015
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt This happened to me yesterday, We went to do some shopping. On the corner of the street was a family 3 children and a husband and his wife, they had a sign that said they were traveling and needed help. In our town you never see people standing on the corner. We went by the lady waved at us and smiled. I asked my husband if we could get them some food, I felt in Gods Spirit to buy them some food. We did our shopping, and I can't explain how I felt picking out just the right food, but it was come compelling that I get things that did not need refrigeration. I felt God leading me down the illes thinking about the children. I got juice in the little cartons, granola bars, and Peanut crackers. I told my husband that if they were still there when we got back, I knew God had been speaking to me. It didn't matter why they were there, and that we knew nothing about their citation. We went back and they were still there. I handed the women the food and she kept saying thank you. the children all looked in the bag and smiled. I told the lady God bless you. It was such a God thing. Then I read this devotion today and know that God puts people in our path, giving us a chance to obey Him. The verse in my personal devotion to day was, 1 Kings18:21, How long will you hesitate between two opinions? If Yahweh is God, follow Him. But if baal follow him. The requirement of faith before we see certain acts of God is one way he forces our engagement with Him in an active relationship.
July 3, 2015
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady I  was forcefully compelled by the Holy Spirit to pray for my Jewish neighbor as he was dying and in Hospice. It was so strong the compassion tormented my soul that he would die unsaved. I prayed all that day and every time I woke up that night. The next day as his wife told me that he had passed away early in the morning , long before sunrise, I felt a peace beyond understanding.  I  just knew in my heart that he found Jesus. I didn't tell his wife , I simply offered my condolences. I  had told her many times in the past that I was praying for them.
July 3, 2015
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Michael Griffin
Michael Griffin I have actually, on occasion, let the wind open my Bible. It never fails either! LOL! The messages have been just for me!! We serve an awesome God!! Thank you, Father!!
July 3, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd i love that, what a blessing!
July 3, 2015
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Alane Grosz
Alane Grosz Lord, open my ears
July 3, 2015
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli I need to buy a new Bible, part of mine fell out during our move 2 years ago and I have been unable to find that part.
July 3, 2015
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan Heading into another Fourth of July as a Vet I think much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ( heard a quarter stick go off I didn't jump!!!!!!!!!! that's growth!!!!!!!!!! Hum hearing from Him.. I've Prayed on how too share My experience with this Heavy topic... As His child, I use humbleness to share...He to Me a entity touched Me as a boy!! This came out of a accident or not.. I was Lighting struck, thunder stuck as a boy. In all that, He brought Me peace through seeking Him.. In that, I was being communicated by Him! I knew it was good great because of the results He instilled in Me through My trust.. Too now short story, I struggle now with many issues, number one self medicating-- booze - over issues.. My pulling away from Him has Me here..  the voice this article is about, is what exactly what I am talking about... If I dis hurt My connection I am alone... But key, any moment He will here My cry and take Me back.. I learned this in Viet-Nam./. too be His Kid and go through Basic Training Army... Hum!  I mis the direction I had seriously for 12 years in recovery!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I used Drums writing sharing journaling too allow Him too come through!!!!!!!!! My days may be short now! I Pray I make the right impact on this sick world I live in!!!!!!!!!!!!
July 3, 2015
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli When I don't listen to God I am always sorry I didn't.
July 3, 2015
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan I now can cry... On meds for years hurt as a Christain man sent into War I've traveled too much.. I was the person on the street, corner under a bridge for years... His a great teacher.. I  must say, I truly want too help.. Ah help myself first-hey...
July 3, 2015
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Kay Rushin
Kay Rushin Helping is not always money, helping is you telling your story, a kind word, a listening ear....it is many things....as long as you have life you can be a voice for your God and that my friend is helping.....
July 3, 2015
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Marcia Lament
Marcia Lament All I can say is Thank You Pastor Todd you have no idea how much your words have brought understanding to me in so many ways. God Bless you and Sylvia
July 3, 2015
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Thank you for this message,  Dion.
July 3, 2015
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oscar rosas
oscar rosas This to me is right on the money. Coincidence, Not no more the He has spoken to me but I wasn't sure. This makes it clear to me what God us saying....Thank you 
July 3, 2015
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Jan GreenRiver
Jan GreenRiver Amen!
July 3, 2015
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J D  Williams
J D Williams WE KNOW THAT OUR GOD IS AN AMAZING GOD WHO HAS ALL KNOWLEDGE SO WHY WOULD'NT HE KNOW HOW TO SPEAK TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US HE MADE US ALL DIFFERENT SO HE WILL SPEAK TO US ALL DIFFERENTLY.....
July 3, 2015
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!  Speak to my heart, Lord.
July 4, 2015
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Pastor Dion I love the paragraph you wrote on all the different ways we hear Jesus's small still voice.  Ate every word.  I know these ways you describe over my years even before I gave heart to Him.  I is amazing and awesome how the word "individual" fits sooo wonderfully.  He only knowing us on that basis knows what will capture my attention!  I love it.  In some very sorrowful times too.  He is Lord who knows all things:)
July 4, 2015
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen,Praise God,he has spoken to me in many different ways.Sometimes when sharing something with someone he has given me pictures.He never fails to amaze me,and a word.Thank you Heavenly Father.
July 4, 2015
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Deleted Member Amen, when You speak Jesus, please always let my heart and mind be open to hear whatever You have to say and however You have to say it. 
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Deleted Member Amen, He always speaks to us, just in time for whatever we might be facing or going through. His love is unfailing.
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Deleted Member Amen, that is my hearts desire too, to hear God's voice and listen and obey.
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Deleted Member Amen, God's love is so great for us, He speaks to each of us in His own special way. What an awesome God we serve.
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Deleted Member Amen, It was a blessing, to know God speaks to us in His own special way for each of His children.
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Deleted Member You are in my prayers everyday, I am believing with you for God's delivering power from the storms you face each day. Always know Jesus loves you and He is right there with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you.
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Deleted Member You are in my prayers everyday, I am believing with you for God's delivering power from the storms you face each day. Always know Jesus loves you and He is right there with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you.
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Deleted Member My husband does this lots of times, when he feels he needs some special words from God, he will open his Bible, put his finger on a place and then there it is, just what he needed for that moment in time. God is so amazing.
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Deleted Member Twila, what a true blessing you were to that family and to us, letting God speak to you and you hear and obey, bless you with many many blessings from God.
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Deleted Member You are a blessing Mike, thank you for all you share with us, to lift us up and to be a better Christian and helping others that are hurting so bad. Thank you for sharing your testimony.
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Deleted Member Amen, we can be God's helpers in so many ways. Love Love Love all.
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