by Stewart Topping
John 10:27 (KJV) 27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
If God is real and if He really wants a relationship with mankind, then there must be a way. Do we try to hear from God or do we drift through life hoping that what we do please Him?
The verse is very clear: my sheep are us the believer’s and Jesus is saying I know them and they follow me. Why because they hear me! When we believed we received the Holy Spirit and now have the truth, the word, the living God and the power of his resurrection to help and guide us each and every day of our lives. We can hear from God because God dwells in us everyday!
Why are studying hearing this week; because it is part of the relationship we have with God though Jesus in Prayer. Prayer is just talking with God about our everyday lives; our family, our Job, our health and every thing we can think of that affects our lives. But we can hear from God if we listen.
Look at this verse, remember that we didn’t bring anything into the world and we will take nothing out of it. We need to always be content with what we have at any time.
1 Timothy 6:6-8 (KJV) 6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
This verse brings something very important to mind; the ravens are taken care of, God feeds them and how much more will he take care of us. This is part of relationship that we have with Him; that is trusting Him with everything that we have and all that we need.
Luke 12:24-25 (KJV) 24 Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls? 25 And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?This next verse sums up everything in our study; be careful for nothing.
Sometimes we have so much worry about everyday life we forget to talk to God. The whole purpose of God for us to have a relationship with Him. That was the Plan of redemption.
Here is where prayer comes in; when you pray you believe he exists. If we make our request known to God we can then receive the peace of God. Why peace because when we pray we are saying I will trust you. It all started when we accepted God as our Savior, knowing that He died, was buried and the rose from the grave by the power of God. But it can not spot here we must go on to building a relationship with Him.
Philippians 4:6-7 (KJV) 6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
What is life all about; yes it’s family, yes it getting married, but it is knowing that there is a God and that He loves us and that he will take care of us. Don’t forget to thank Him for what you have. Today it may not be enough but tomorrow we trust God will supply all our needs. See where it says the peace of God. That we need everyday.
Trust God to today and leave the worrying to Him, He can handle it we can’t!
Have a great day in Jesus.