Next Step Bible Study - Day Four - YOU ARE A FOLLOWER OF CHRIST
In the Word of God, Jesus says:
The sheep that are My own, hear and are listening to My voice; and I know them, and they follow Me. (John 10:27 AMP)
I’m not hearing God speaking to me.
It is often overheard that the people of God feel like they cannot hear Him speak to them. There are a great deal of people out there, that say that they cannot hear the voice of God and yet.....once upon a time in your life, before you accepted Jesus into your life, there was this “Voice” gently asking you to surrender your life to Him. So if we can hear Him calling out to us to come to Him, then we can hear God speaking to us!
The scripture in John 10:27 says that “His sheep, (that would be us) hear His voice”. All we pretty much need to do is, say; “Lord, the Bible says that Your sheep, which is me, hear your voice so I believe that You have given me the ability to hear what You are saying to me”. Our choice in this needs to believe that He, God speaks to us, and that we hear His voice. If you can do that, you are on your way to learn on how to listen to the voice of God. Talk to Him. Tell the God how you feel. Share your concerns, doubts and questions. Then listen.
Romans 10:17 says, “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” The Bible is a gift that God has given you. It contains HIS words. One of the best ways to learn to recognize the voice of Jesus, our Shepherd, is to listen to His voice through the Bible. When we become familiar with His voice, we can hear Him clearly.
Lord, I thank You that I can hear Your voice, so I choose to believe what you have written in the Bible about You being able to speak with me. I am going to be listening at all times because You are going to be telling wonderful things yet to come. Speak to me each time I open the Bible. Speak to me when I call out to you. Amen.