Tuesday October 18, 2016
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. -John 10:27-28
Like I said last week, we have a new family member. Her name is Nala and she is a yellow Lab. We also have another dog who is kind of a mut but he’s cute and his name is Thor. Thor has a little bit of behavioral issues, but for the most part all I have to do is mention his name and he is ready to listen to exactly what I am saying. If my husband or I say the word “Kennel,” he is immediately heading to his crate ready for us to lock him in so we can leave him, or got to bed. Nala on the other hand, has probably been the only word my husband and I have been screaming now for weeks.
She is a great dog, and we love her, but she doesn’t listen as well as Thor does to our voice telling her to do or not do something. Thor will freeze right in his tracks and do what we are commanding immediately. Nala, she may listen or she may look at us and continue on what she is doing. Other times, she might not even look up. Barely realizing that we have even said anything to her at all.
How often are we as Christians more of a Nala like spirit? When God calls our name, do we come running or look the other way? Do we stop what we are doing and answer immediately, or do we continue on doing what we were in the middle of?
Friend, God is calling you by name. Take notice. Listen to what He is trying to say to you!
Prayer: God, help me to listen to you calling for me. I want your voice to resonate louder than anything else. Help me ears to tune into what you are saying. In your name I pray, Amen!