By Paris Renae
But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear. Matthew 13:15 NIV
Ever notice how children know their mom's voice - even at a noisy playground. Little heads spin when mom calls. Our voices are unique. Sure, we can train them to sound a certain way, but the one we grew up with is uniquely ours.
God creates us with so many one-of-a-kind qualities. There may be similarities, but even identical twins have traits that are theirs alone. Even more amazing is that He knows each of us so intimately. Knowing the number of hairs on our head and the wounds and scars of our souls.
Truly astounding though is this: Jesus wants us to know Him intimately as well. "I am the good shepherd, and I know My own, and I am known by My own." (John 10:14 BLB)
Here's the question of the day - how well do you know Christ? Getting to know that voice so well that others can't lead us astray is pretty important in the times we're living in.
If I wanted to get to know you really well, how would that happen? Go out occasionally to dinner? Nope. Meet up once a year for a whole week? Nope. Spending time regularly with you would be the only way. It's the same with God. To know the One who created you: spend time in His Word, time in prayer, time with others who follow Jesus, and listen always for His leading. Day in and day out these will make us experts in knowing His voice. "Listen! I am standing and knocking at your door. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in and we will eat together." (Revelation 3:20 CEV)
The Savior is calling to you now. But someday, Jesus is going to make a final call to all who follow Him. Before then, there will be imitators trying to lead us astray. When the Day comes and He calls, putting an end to all deception, we need to recognize that Voice.
"He calls His own sheep by name and leads them out." (John 10:3b NLT) By name. He will call you out to gladly follow Him. I'm thinking when we hear that Voice say our name, we won't be able to mistake it. For He's been speaking it since before He began knitting us together in our mother's womb. That Voice - He called you by name before your first breath and He'll call you by name when you breathe your first eternity breath.
Father, help us listen. Your Spirit in us is ready to speak healing and love and peace and joy, let us hear with open hearts. Thank You that You know us and won’t let go of us. Let us live so others may see the freedom and the comfort of knowing the Savior. In Jesus’ Name, Amen
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