In my study of the bible today, I was struck by one comment out of the book of John, It was that the sheep in the fields know the voice of their Shepard and they run from the voice of a stranger. I spend quite a bit of time in the word and I think I know the voice of God and I am able to discern what he is saying but I also know that Satan is really good at fooling us. This scares me because I am human and know I have been fooled daily by Satan before.
So what can I do to be able to recognize when the voice is real or false? Two things, one is to ask God for the ability to discern but more importantly, the other is to become familiar with God’s word. The more I read his word, the more I will be able to recognize right from wrong. That comes with time and practice. I try to make time everyday but sometimes I don’t.
So my prayer for today is that the Lord will give me the hunger to read and study his word. Not just study to pass a test but to be able to pass “life’s tests”. I pray that he give me discernment so that I may be able to recognize a counterfeit Jesus. I pray that he continue to remind me of the meaning of Holy week and that I may be prepared for his coming again.