Do You Hear Him Calling? (John 10:27)

“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand.” (John 10:27)

I was once at a party with my children at one of those enormous trampoline/bounce house/obstacle course centers. The place was jam packed with parents and children to the point where I couldn’t visually locate my kids, who were hidden somewhere within a 4-story jungle gym.

Although it was tremendously loud in there with hundreds of people yelling, screaming, laughing, and crying all at the same time, once I called my children’s names, I soon saw them emerge from the depths of the structure. (more…)

God Speaks. Are You Listening? (Proverbs 28:9)

“If anyone turns a deaf ear to my instruction, even their prayers are detestable.” (Prov. 28:9)

Obedience to the Lord is a direct conduit to our effectiveness in communicating with Him. God has a voice, and in the Bible you’ll see that there are a variety of ways in which He chooses to speak to us. Are we willing to listen? (more…)