THE STORY OF JESUS: John 10:1-10
“His sheep follow him because they know his voice.” (John 10:4)
Jesus speaks by His Spirit into our heart and minds.
We receive spiritual words – thoughts or impressions or intuitions.
Many do not recognize His voice in their head, though they do hear it.
The problem is, we also hear other voices, without discerning their source.
Where do negative, doubtful, fearful or hurtful thoughts come from.
I can assure you, they do not come from Jesus.
After many years spent listening to Jesus in scripture, I can tell His voice.
He does not tell me that I’m stupid, or worthless, or to steal something.
He does not prompt me to take care of myself, or do what I want.
Recognizing Jesus voice does not take long, but learning to listen to it does.
It takes deep trust, based on knowing Who He is, and what He wants for us.
“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full!” (John 10:10)
The voices we follow, do they lead us to “life to the full”?
Sadly many of us are following the wrong voices, and its ruining us.
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, today’s verse is challenging me to do more than recognize Your voice, I need to follow it! Listening to and following You is the only way I will experience life to the full!