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Hearing the Voice of God-Even on the Job

Today's Prayer
Don't be disappointed in your teens' attitude and involvement (or lack thereof) in ministry. Instead, give them a challenge; raise the bar; make worship and ministry REAL to them. Make sure you are being a good example?and pray. "Dear God, please send the right people and circumstances into my teen's life to influence them for good and for you. I pray for my church youth leaders, school teachers and all authorities in my child's life. I pray for these leaders' souls, for their attitudes, and for wisdom in leading today's teens in the right direction. I pray for my teen's heart and soul and for all of his/her friends; that you will keep tugging and speaking to them, that they will listen to your call and follow wisdom. Please protect them Father. In Jesus' name I commit them to you. Amen.





Hearing the Voice of God-Even on the Job
TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2, by Os Hillman
03-27-2013

"I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me. . . . My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me" (John 10:14,27).

Tom Fox is a successful financial investment manager who heads up a workplace ministry in the Twin Cities, Minnesota area. He used to be troubled when he heard Christians say, "The Lord told me . . . " He certainly had never heard God speak to him like that. "What is different about those people and me?" he wondered. In the book of John, Tom had read that Jesus had said that His sheep hear His voice, but he didn't understand how they could do that. His pursuit to answer that question began his quest to discover how to hear God's voice himself.

Today, Tom realizes that God does speak and that we, as His children, can hear His voice. He has discovered how to hear God's words of guidance in his daily life, which includes the day-to-day operations of his business, and he is teaching others how to hear God's voice as well.

A friend of mine told me a story about an experience he had in Israel that demonstrates how sheep know their shepherd's voice. He and his wife were visiting some of the famous biblical sites when they saw a group of shepherds and their flocks. They watched as three different shepherds put their sheep in the same pen for the night, and they wondered how in the world the shepherds would separate their sheep the next day, since none of them had any identifying marks on them.

My friend got up early the next morning to watch the shepherds gather their sheep. The first shepherd went over to the pen and called out to his sheep. One by one, his sheep (and only his sheep) filed out to follow him. The same thing happened with the other two shepherds. My friend said it was amazing to watch how only the shepherd's sheep followed him while the others remained in the pen--and all because they recognized his voice. What a picture of Jesus' words spoken centuries earlier.

Ask God to help you hear the voice of God--even on the job.

Today God Is First (TGIF) devotional message, Copyright by Os Hillman, Marketplace Leaders.

 

 

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Angie, If your daughter was a Christian, she is resting in the arms of Jesus right nowas my son is. I miss him dearly and I often think about the things in life that he will miss due to his early death~but then I think about the fact that he is in the ultimate place right now. He is in Heaven, where we all want to be. I love my son and I would not deny him one minute in Heaven just so he could be here. I'm sure you feel the same way even though you really would desire that she be here with you now.

The hard part is that we have to be here and we are left with the loss of our loved one. God wants to walk through this time with you. Give the grief to him. It is a journey you must take. It hurts but let God walk it with you.

I would like to encourage you to look into our searies in the "Help For the Hard Things In Life" forum found here: ~~REDEEMING THE TEARS~~Help After the Loss of a Loved One . It is a weekly series, reading one post each week and meditating on what God is doing in your life. It does not take away the pain but it is a great study for helping you through the the loss and into a restored relationship with God. God does not want you to go through this alone. We are here to be a help to you as wel however we can.

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