Genesis 22:1 – “Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, ‘Abraham!’ ‘Here I am,’ he replied.”
How available are we to hear the call of God? If He were to call your name right now, would you hear it?
If you are like me, most times you are so busy, caught up in the to-do list that you would just tune Him out. We are like that. We think we are too busy to stop and hear that still small voice speaking to our heart.
But when God called to Abraham, Abraham stopped and listened.
John 10:27 – “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.”
Sheep. Do you know why Jesus used the analogy of sheep in the Bible? Well, there were two reasons. One, every one knew what it was to be a shepherd. That was a primary occupation in those days. Another reason, sheep are not the brightest crayon in the box. They are not known for their problem solving skills or high intelligence. But they do following really well. And not just following anyone or anything. No, if there is one thing a sheep will do, it is follow their shepherd. Oh, they wonder off at times and the shepherd has to go and get them. But generally, they follow.
Jesus wants us to follow Him like that. He doesn’t want us to be unintelligent or ignorant. No, He wants us to choose to follow Him and to do so intelligently. Why do you think He left us this Guide Book? He wants us to attempt to understand Him and follow Him because we love Him. We will never truly understand all the facets of God but we are supposed to give it an honest shot and do our best.
This weekend, princess, listen. Listen to hear Him speak to you. Don’t wait until Sunday morning sitting at church during invitation to listen. Do it today. Listen when He encourages you. Listen when He instructs you. Listen when He tells you “I love you.”