Better Than I Deserve
1/15/13 at 01:51 PM 0 Comments

Knowing His Voice

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Jack Wellman, 2013
Buddy Boy.

Our family adopted a stray cat, a male tabby that no one besides me can approach. Why he won’t let anyone else near is a mystery to me. For some unknown reason, he runs when anybody else tries to pet him, including members of my own family. He will only come to me. He only meows when he sees me. He loves to climb up into my lap and give me a “kitty hug.” He knows the sound of my car when it pulls up and comes running out to greet me. He follows me up to the lawn chair in back of the house. He climbs into my lap and literally embraces me when I sit down in the lawn chair to greet him. He nuzzles his wet, pink nose under my chin and puts his big paws on my shoulders. He’s my buddy for sure. In fact that is his given name.

This reminds me so much of the Great Shepherd, Jesus Christ. He knows our voice and we know His voice. I want to climb up into the lap of God and put my head on His chest. I follow Him when I read His Word, the Bible. I feel that I can trust Him like no other. Not only do I know His voice, I follow Him. When I hear His voice in the Word of God, I am not afraid. I speak to Him like no other when I pray. It is so comforting to know that not only do I know His voice but He knows mine. Just like Buddy knows my voice, even in the darkness, Jesus knows our voice. Knowing Jesus is not about religion but about a relationship. The more I read His Word, the more I know His voice. I will not follow another.

My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me (John 10:27).

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Jack Wellman is Senior Writer at What Christians Want to Know whose mission is to equip, encourage, and energize Christians and to address questions about the believers daily walk with God and the Bible.

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