By: Kwaku Peprah Adjei
Theme: Responding to God’s call
Text: John 10:27-28
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
There are a lot of work to be done. The harvest is indeed plentiful, but the laborers are few. There are many waiting for God to bring deliverance to them, but the messengers are sleeping with their excuses. It is time to rise and act.
Another most important question is how to know if God is the one calling you and not your own conscience or someone trying to dupe you? I was wondering what answer I would provide to this question and an illustration came to mind. We often receive call, some saved contacts and others are unsaved. When the caller has his name saved, you are able to recorgnise the person and respond appropriately. If it is your boss, you know the courtesy and if it is a friend, you know the tone of your conversation. However, answer calls to unknown numbers is somehow reluctantly done. Some of us may not even answer calls from numbers that are foreign to us.
If you have not saved God’s contact (if you do not have a relationship with Him), you tend to have doubts about His calling. Samuel had this issue. He heard God calling, but because His relationship with God had not reached that level, he taught it was Eli that was calling (because he had a relationship with Him). Eli, who has had that relationship with God was able to identify the source of the call. For the sheep knows the voice of the shepherd.
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