Whenever my mom calls and she gets my voicemail, her message usually goes something like this; “Susie, this is your mother. I’m just calling to check on you. Call me when you get a chance.” This always makes me laugh because her voice is the first voice I ever recognized in my life, how could I think it was someone else? I know her voice. I never ask another person who calls, “Mom? Is that you?” Never. I know her voice.
So how do we know when we hear the voice of God? The answer is simply found in:
John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, I know them, and they follow Me.
Just as I know my mother’s voice those who are part of the flock of the Lord know His voice and another they will not follow. It requires intimacy. It requires relationship. It requires lots of conversations over time. You can be so entwined with the Lord that you begin to see His cue without His ever having to utter a sound. Relationship is what we were created for.
So give Him a call today, just to see how things are going. You’ll find that the more time you spend with him, the more you’ll recognize his voice and you won’t have to wonder, “God is that you?”
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As you know I read the OT differently because of knowing Jesus. The tone of the OT is now love over condemnation for me. Sure, I know there’s plenty of judgment to be read there, but it’s from a God constantly broken up by evil happening to His people and because of them.
Jesus said something in John 8 to the Scribes and Pharisees, “You diligently search the scriptures, thinking that in them you will find truth, but they are the very scriptures which testify of me.”
We won’t hear or understand God’s voice until we know it through the eyes, ears and mouth of Jesus.
Good thought today, Susan.