John 10:3-5 “He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has
brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him
because they know his voice.”
Truth. That word feels good. It feels like solid ground to me. The truth I have
chosen to build my life on is God’s word. I long to open His Word and listen to His
voice daily and give myself wholly over to His truth. I long to devote my life to it.
But it’s noisy these days. There are a lot of voices we let speak into our lives.
Facebook feeds, Tik-Tok funnies and life hacks, streaming services with endless
stories and entertainment. Also, our inner voices like to speak up, reminding us of
all that we need to do and throwing in some negativity about our “daily
performance” just in case we needed a little extra. I long to sit peacefully with
God, my Bible open, ready to be focused on Him and His life-giving, powerful
words...His voice. I long to listen intently to His voice and the words He needs me
to hear when I am in the auditorium at church or sitting in class. However, it’s
So, today, we stop longing for all of this and we take action. We focus. We listen.
We stop letting the noise and distractions take over. We silence ourselves and we
listen. Why? Because we love our God. He is a good shepherd. He is the one we
want to follow. His voice is truth. His voice is love. His voice is our hope. His voice
is eternal. We slip away with Him every day when every other force is vying for
our attention, but only God has our heart. We escape to hear His voice because
we know a secret-this earthly kingdom that everyone is feverishly building won’t
You spent time in His Word, spent time in prayer, or listened intently to His voice
today? Great! Find the blessings and mercies in that. But guess what...do it again
tomorrow and the next day. “His mercies never come to an end; they are new
every morning.” Every day we listen to His voice, to His truth. We choose not to
numb ourselves with noise. We choose to follow Him because He knows our
name and we know His voice. And one day we will see Him face to face.
Daily Reading: Know the Truth
1 John 4:1; John 10:3-5