“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” – John 10:27

God is always speaking. Right now, this moment, He is speaking. The way God speaks to each person is just as unique as each of us. His desire to communicate with us is so much greater than our ability to listen. His voice is like many rushing waters. You can hear it in a song, scripture, memory, understanding, picture or even in the silence. Do you hear what I hear?

Declaration: I’m God’s sheep and I hear His voice. I will not discount the way He chooses to speak to me.

Truth Lovers

You and I need to become lovers of the truth. I know the onslaught of evil has come against God’s people all over planet earth and here’s what I can tell you: where sin does abound, grace does much more abound (Romans 5: 20-21). Thank You, King Jesus! This does not change the fact we’re gonna have to stand up to some things we’ve never had to stand up to before. We have to know the truth when the world insists we believe a lie.

The good thing is that nothing is new to God Almighty. Throughout history, anytime there has been a great spirit of idolatry such as in the Book of Daniel, 100 percent compliance to worldly views is demanded. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were three people out of the masses who refused to be compliant, and it outraged the people. Oh, yeah. They shouted in disgust. They could not believe these three men would dare put others at risk by remaining faithful to God and refusing to worship their idol.

We are living in a time where we have to know the truth from the lie. We’re not going to sit around waiting for God to show up. We are going after the presence of the Lord just like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego had to stand against the tyranny of a godless government in their day. They didn’t say, “What if?” They said, “Even if,” we’re going to serve our God.

Choose not to be afraid. Choose to be fearless demonstrators of freedom, redemption, and the goodness of God. Choose to answer evil with the goodness of the Lord. Don’t hide behind the rock when the giant shows up. Show up on the battlefield and say, “Is there not a cause?” This is how we stand with Jesus. We will not apologize for standing with biblical principles. This is not a time to be afraid. This is a time to press in.

They call good evil and evil good, but God Almighty is calling you to be the testimony of Jesus. Don’t give up. Don’t fall out. Do not listen to the haters. Be a part of the few within the multitude who dare to press in to touch the King. I promise, you won’t even smell like smoke!

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up. – Daniel 3:16 -18