Prime Time with God: Hearing the Voice of God
By Os Hillman
TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2, by Os Hillman
the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me. . . . My sheep listen
to my voice; I know them, and they follow me" (John 10:14,27).
Tom Fox is a
successful financial investment manager who heads up a workplace ministry in
the Twin Cities, Minnesota area. He used to be troubled when he heard
Christians say, "The Lord told me . . . " He certainly had never
heard God speak to him like that. "What is different about those people
and me?" he wondered.
In the book of John, Tom had read that Jesus had
said that His sheep hear His voice, but he didn't understand how they could do
that. His pursuit to answer that question began his quest to discover how to
hear God's voice himself.
realizes that God does speak and that we, as His children, can hear His voice.
He has discovered how to hear God's words of guidance in his daily life, which
includes the day-to-day operations of his business, and he is teaching others
how to hear God's voice as well.
A friend of
mine told me a story about an experience he had in Israel that demonstrates how
sheep know their shepherd's voice. He and his wife were visiting some of the
famous biblical sites when they saw a group of shepherds and their flocks. They
watched as three different shepherds put their sheep in the same pen for the
night, and they wondered how in the world the shepherds would separate their
sheep the next day, since none of them had any identifying marks on them.
My friend got
up early the next morning to watch the shepherds gather their sheep. The first
shepherd went over to the pen and called out to his sheep.
One by one, his
sheep (and only his sheep) filed out to follow him. The same thing happened
with the other two shepherds. My friend said it was amazing to watch how only
the shepherd's sheep followed him while the others remained in the pen--and all
because they recognized his voice. What a picture of Jesus' words spoken
Ask God to
help you hear the voice of God--even on the job.
Today God Is
First (TGIF) devotional message, Copyright by Os Hillman, Marketplace Leaders.
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