"After he has gathered his own flock, he walks ahead of them, and they follow him because they recognize his voice. They won't follow a stranger, they will run from him because they don't recognize his voice." John 10:4-5 NLT
"My sheep recognize My voice, I know them, and they follow Me." John 10:27 NLT
God leads us in ways that are unplanned and often unknown by us. We never know exactly all that God has for us in a day. Each day is an adventure in faith as we commit our day into His hands and trust Him to direct our steps in the things that will please Him and bring Him glory.
My wife and I once lived in an apartment complex that was located near my work. Several other people lived in the apartments that we had gotten to know through church or my job. On one particular Sunday, after returning from church, my wife said, "I feel that the Lord wants me to bring a bag of groceries to our neighbor, Jane." (Jane was a single mom with two young daughters who lived two doors down from us.) I could sense that my wife was sharing something that God put on her heart.
When we entered our apartment she immediately went to the pantry, got a grocery bag, and filled it with food supplies from off the shelves. When she was finished, she picked up the bag and said, "I won't be long," and headed out the front door to our neighbor's apartment. She was gone less than ten minutes, and when she returned I asked her how things went at Jane's.
"It was quite an experience," she answered. "When I got to Jane's, I knocked on the door and waited for a few moments. Everything was quiet. When Jane finally opened the door and saw me holding a bag full of groceries, she became very surprised and curious. I told her that on the way home from church I had sensed the Lord leading me to bring her a bag of groceries. I told her to receive them as a gift from Him. When I handed Jane the grocery bad, she tearfully replied, "Do you know what I was doing before you knocked on the door? The girls and I were sitting at the dinner table. I had just prayed and thanked the Lord for our lunch, but we had no food on the table, and nothing to eat in the house. I heard your knock just as I had finished praying. The Lord sent you at the perfect time!"
The Lord will lead you today in His perfect way and wisdom. He may even use you to be an answer to someone's prayer. ...
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