2 Minutes - SILENCE, STILLNESS AND CENTERING WITH GOD
2 The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice.
We all hear voices. Some of them are positive and comforting. Others are distracting and destructive. But there’s one Voice above all to which we’re called to listen. Jesus said that he is the Good Shepherd and that his sheep know his voice. Throughout history, those who have practiced God’s presence have insisted that they heard his voice. They have learned, so to speak, to program their minds to be constantly receiving the divine channel. (GICTYT, p. 79).
Some speak of “notions,” “promptings,” or “leadings.” Others have God-given dreams and visions, or are directed to speci c Bible verses. No matter how we hear from God, we will hear more clearly if we believe that God will really speak to us, are attentive and live in a posture of willingness to follow where he leads.
How has God spoken to you in the past?
How can you grow in recognizing his voice more clearly?
2 Minutes - Silence and Listen for God's Response