"My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me" John 10:27 (NAS).
When I was pregnant with our first child, I read an article explaining that after babies were born they would recognize voices they'd heard while in the womb. So for the next nine months my husband, Bob, and I would talk to him, pray for him, and sing to him.
Then came the big day, several hours after he was—born I'll never forget this moment—we decided to try out this theory of voice recognition. I swaddled our precious son close to me, and as Bob stood across the room, he gently called out, "Jared, Jared." All of a sudden, Jared's little head began to jiggle and turn, until his head was completely turned sideways looking at his daddy! It was an amazing moment! He recognized his father's voice and turned towards him!
I treasure this beautiful memory. It reminds me of how God loves us by offering us new birth; how he speaks to us through his Word, how the Holy Spirit prays for us, and that God sings over his children!
May we too have ears to hear our loving Heavenly Father's voice, then turn towards him and follow him!
God gives new birth:
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead" 1 Peter 1:3 (NIV);
God speaks to us:
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness" 2 Timothy 3:16 (NIV);
The Holy Spirit prays for us:
"The Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words" Romans 8:26 (NAS);
Our Father God sings over us:
The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing" Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV).
Copyright 2015 - S.A. Keith
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