This Sunday, I have the honor of speaking at Bartimaeus Baptist Temple. I will be asking a question that was asked of me once as a teenager. I had gone through a time of questioning, thinking that serving God was just more than I could handle, but I came back and repented at the altar. I told God and the man who was praying with me that I just wanted to hear His voice. I may never know whether the man truly spoke for God or not, but I think he did. He asked, “Are you ready to hear My voice?”
What a question! How many of us have said to the Lord, “Just tell me what You want and I will do it?” Would we? Are we truly ready to hear from Him? He said, “… From everyone who has been given much, much will be required…” (Luke 12:48) Are we ready for the cost, the responsibility and the reward that comes from that kind of relationship with Him? If we’re really followers of Him, do we have a choice?
27 “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; 28 and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. (John 10:27-28 NASB)
If you’re in the area, join us this Sunday! We meet at 2:30, so you can probably even come if you normally attend another church service.