Do you know what it sounds like when Jesus talks to you?
This passage in John 10 tells us how to hear God’s voice. Jesus tells us that he is the shepherd who calls his sheep by name and they follow him because they know his voice.
And how do we know his voice? Because we know him.
We know his perspectives on things because we have studied them. Some of them we have memorized. Those are the easiest ones to remember because they are etched upon our hearts.
We know what he values because we have read those things over and over and are constantly trying to apply those same values to our own lives. We know what’s important to him because we have meditated on his Word. So when he speaks, his voice breaks through the cacophony of our lives and hits our hearts.
We know what he says because we know him and we know his voice.
Thank you, dear Father, for calling us by name and making yourself known to us.