John 10:27 – “My sheep listen to My voice, and I know them.”
In this busy world of distractions, an ordinary person misses out hearing God’s voice. One of the greatest benefits of salvation is being able to clearly hear God’s voice. Great men of faith heard God’s voice from time to time. Moses heard the voice of God for the first time within a burning bush (Exodus 3:4). From then onwards, God spoke with Moses frequently. Samuel heard God’s voice for the first time when he was very young (1 Samuel 3), and he later became the judge of Israelites. Elijah heard God’s voice in a gentle whisper (1 Kings 19:12).
As a Christian, we must always be tuned to God’s Word to hear Him speaking to us. Jesus is constantly speaking to us as our great Shepherd. If we are His sheep, we ought to be able to listen to our Master’s voice (John 10:27).
a) We are able to hear God’s voice through being in His Word.
b) We are able to hear God’s voice through prayer and fellowship.
c) We are able to hear God’s voice through the Holy Spirit (John 14:26).
Jesus encountered people whose hearts were hardened and failed to hear the truth (Matthew 13:15). Is our heart also hardened? Jesus is standing at the door of our heart and knocking, and waiting for us to hear His voice (Rev. 3:20). Are we willing to accept Him as our Saviour and Lord? Are we willing to hear His voice and obey what He says without questioning or doubting?