“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me” (John 10:27).
Quite often I can tell who has called my wife on the phone by the tone of her voice when she answers them. She sees who has called by their ID on the phone, but I don’t know who she is answering except that I can tell by the way she says: “Hello.”
We need to become sensitive to our Master’s voice. The best way to do that is to read and know His word from the Bible. Jesus will never say or tell you to do anything contrary to His word in the Bible.
The Lord will encourage us, guide us, nudge us in the right direction, and even warn us when we are getting off course. He does this directly from His word as we read it, and by preaching and teaching, and sometimes by the advice from friends and family. The Lord also has equipped up with His Holy Spirit, who can give us insight and guidance from day to day.
We need to know the Lord’s voice, and we need to become sensitive to the guidance of His Holy Spirit within us. Everyone needs such guidance, but those of us with chronic illnesses and afflictions especially need continual insight as we avoid the many pitfalls that can make our illnesses worse, and likewise be sensitive to anything that can help or improve our condition.
When you continually struggle with health issues, you need constant guidance and direction. Read God’s word, listen to preaching and teaching, be open to good advice from friends and family, and open your spiritual ears to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit.
Prayer: Dear Lord, each and every day we need Your guidance and help. Hear our prayers, and give us wisdom and constant guidance. Amen.
About the Author
Karlton Douglas lives in Ohio with his lovely wife. He values and cherishes the guidance of the Lord, and always wants to hear His voice.
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