John 10:3 “The gatekeeper opens the gate for Him, and the sheep recognize His voice and come to Him. He calls His own sheep by name and leads them out.…”
We lost one of our sons at a crowded amusement park once. Absolutely, not a good feeling. Our family began shouting his name. This went on it seemed for about 1 or 2 minutes. Then I jumped in at the top of my voice and shouted my son’s name. A few seconds later, I was relieved to see a security attendant coming over holding my son’s hand. She explained that my son went to her and said he was looking for his papa. All of a sudden he began to say “Papa! Papa!” He then quickly took her in the direction of my voice. Out of a crowd of thousands, my son heard my voice. When God says something, it’s for good reason and worth obeying. When he calls, it may be to say “stop,” “go this way,” or it may even be “not that way!” His voice is one that calls us, guides us, and protects us. God spoke audibly to some such as Moses and Abraham, but God also speaks clearly through the pages of the Bible. There is a lot of noise in the world that can get in the way. The noise can be in the form of social media, TV, or even politics. But the more you read the Scriptures, the more readily you will know when God is speaking. The word “leads” in this verse speaks of “leading out.” He has the way and He is ready to lead you out of whatever you are going through and into His green pastures (Ps 95:7). “If you hear His Voice.”
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