18 Aug Can You Hear Me? (Jn 10:27) by Pastor Steve Selfridge
“My sheep hear My voice, says the Lord, I know them, and they follow Me.” ~ Jn 10:27 (full readings)
Pastor Steve’s Reflections: “My sheep hear My voice, says the Lord, I know them, and they follow Me.” What are you hearing these days? It seems as if our minds and ears are filled with news around the world, in our country, in our hometown and in our homes. Do we hear the voice of the Lord? I have four children ages 12, 10, 8, and 6. They are a joy to me. They ask questions. They play board games with me. We go on hikes together. Many times I will hear “Dad” followed by a question. On some days it goes from one child to the next and by the time I answer the tenth question or the tenth ask I am struggling to keep a good attitude. Sometimes to be honest, I get frustrated. Many times I try to answer all of their questions, but it sure is tough to communicate with my wife without being interrupted by them or answer all their questions. I began to wonder one day if that is how God feels about me? Am I constantly questioning and asking Him for my wants? He is patient with me, but I believe just as I want to hear my kids tell me about their day and experiences and me share mine and not just ask questions, God wants me to listen as well. Do you know God’s voice? If you are one of His sheep, then you should.
* Steve has a wonderful wife, four beautiful kids, a God who loves him and a church in which he serves..
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Through Christ our Lord,
Pastor Steve Selfridge
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