“My sheep know my voice.” (Jesus Christ)
In recent conversations, I have heard a couple of long-time Christ followers mention that they have a difficult time discerning God’s voice. How can we know when God is speaking to us?
I think hearing and knowing God’s voice comes with familiarity. Once you hear it, it is difficult to forget.
I had a very nice experience today. Our new baby granddaughter was in one of our church services. My wife was holding her on the back row. When I spoke, the baby reacted to my voice and started looking around for me. That’s because my voice is familiar to her. And I think it is comforting to her.
I have a few theories about why we can’t hear His voice:
Whatever the issue, this is not a good situation. Hearing and knowing His voice is essential.
Here’s the truth, if we don’t hear His voice, we will get totally lost. And lost sheep get eaten by the wolf.
Hear the Word of the Lord:
Isaiah 28:23 - Listen and hear my voice; pay attention and hear what I say.
Isaiah 30:21 - Your own ears will hear him. Right behind you a voice will say, “This is the way you should go,” whether to the right or to the left.