“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.”
Sheep know their shepherd's voice. They're pretty stubborn and won't obey just anyone. How do we learn to recognize a person's voice? We spend time with them! When people say they don't know the voice of God, it's usually because they haven't spent enough time listening to Him. We serve a personal God who knows us and wants us to know Him. Just like any human relationship, a relationship with God requires communication, time, trust, and love. If you feel like you haven't heard from God lately, ask Him why. Maybe He's waiting on you to acknowledge Him and follow His leading. No matter how long it's been, He is a good friend ready to pick up right where you left off.
"WE SERVE A PERSONAL GOD WHO KNOWS US AND WANTS US TO KNOW HIM."
LORD, thank you for wanting a relationship with me. Please help me to desire time with you above all other things. When life gets busier, please help me remember that without you, I can do nothing. Please forgive me for not listening when you call to me, Holy Spirit. Teach me to listen and obey when you speak.