Ginrich's Devotional Blog

April 26, 2012

Voices

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God's Word,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:37 am
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John 10:27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me (The Holy Bible, New International Version)

I have a couple blind friends. When we are in a crowd and I walk up and say, “Hi” then greet me by name. They know the sound of my voice. I have other friends who call me on the phone and don’t identify who they are. The expect me to know their voice. Sometimes I am distracted when I answer the phone and I don’t recognize my friend’s voice. God speaks to us in many ways. The Bible describes some of the different ways God’s speaks to us. Learning to hear the way God’s voice sounds within you takes a lot of practice. You start hearing by reading and studying the written Word of God, the Bible. As you grow in that knowledge and faith you learn to hear through circumstances, through input from others, and finally through that still, small voice of His Spirit within you. At first you need times of quiet and meditation to hear that voice, but, as you practice and mature in your faith you learn to always be listening for that voice, regardless of what is occurring around you. It is important, once you learn to hear His voice, that you follow through in what He says or you will find your hearing will become dim. Our question is do we really want to hear His voice? Sometimes we don’t want to stop what we are doing to listen. Sometimes we are just too distracted. Practice listening and your joy will be even more abundant.

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