Are you hearing God clearly?

My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.— John 10:27

An old golfer was standing in front of the first tee box, ready to take his shot. The hole was a tough one, surrounded almost completely by water. And the golfer was wondering if he should use an old golf ball, or a new one.

He decided the hole was just too precarious, so he reached in his bag and pulled out an old ball he could afford to lose. After placing it gently on the tee, he heard a voice above him say loudly, “Use the new ball!”

Frightened, he replaced the old ball with the new one and approached the tee. And again he heard the voice from above shouting, “Take a practice swing!”

The golfer obeyed the voice, stepped backward, and took a big practice swing. Feeling more confident, he approached the tee one more time when the voice again rang out, “Never mind, use the old ball!”

All jokes aside, God does speak to us in a variety of ways. It could be through the counsel of a friend, through a still small voice inside of us, or most importantly, through His Word. And He’s always speaking – we just have to listen.

Jesus says that His sheep know His voice. So stay in the Word and follow Jesus – and you’ll hear God’s voice!

Prayer Challenge

Ask God to make His voice clear to you and give you ears to hear when He speaks!

Questions for thought

How have you heard God speak to you in the past? What did He say?

Is there a situation in your life today where you could use a word from God?