A couple of years ago, a friend invited me to go and see a play — she claimed it was a Broadway play on tour, but I had my doubts. The name of the theater did not ring a bell, and it felt “ify” to me. But, I enjoy a girls’ night out, and this opportunity for an evening in good company was too tempting to pass. So, I forked down an extraordinary amount of cash for the ticket.
On the night of the performance, we dressed up, shared a meal, and then headed to the theater to enjoy “The Man of La Mancha.” Needless to say, while the evening was enjoyable, it certainly was NOT a Broadway production. My friend felt cheated,. and she learned a lesson about faulty advertising.
Recognizing the “real deal” is sometimes not easy — with so many voices clamoring for our attention, whom do we listen to? How do we distinguish the voice of Truth in the middle of all the noise? This week, as I was digging “Into the Word,” I read in John 10 where Christ Himself offers some guidance:
…I am the Gate for the sheep.
All those others are up to no good—
sheep stealers, every one of them.
But the sheep didn’t listen to them.
I am the Gate.
Anyone who goes through me will be cared for—
will freely go in and out, and find pasture.
A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy.
I came so they can have real and eternal life,
more and better life than they ever dreamed of.
My Father, the voice of Truth, will always care for me, promote my freedom, and give me a safe place to grow and find nourishment. This is the key to recognizing His voice — He is the Gate to all that is right and beneficial to me. I am so thankful that He is the Shepherd of my soul. I rest safely in His care.
Q4U: How do you discern His voice?
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