John 10:27 – My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. (NIV)

Read: John 16:12-33

As we read in today’s Bible reading, God communicates through the Holy Spirit to guide His people on the best path. However, it is only the sheep that recognise His voice and obey. One of the ways to identify if you are a sheep is by knowing and hearing the voice of God. The truth of the matter is that people think they must go through a rigorous exercise to be possessed by the Spirit of God. No! Ephesians 1:13 says that as soon as a person is saved, they receive the Holy Spirit and are under His care. It is up to you whether you choose to follow His lead or not.

There are people whose ears and hearts fail to discern the voice of God. This might be because of misconceptions about the workings of God. In 1 Kings 19:11-13, against expectations, God was not in the wind, the earthquake, or the fire, but only spoke with a small, still voice. God speaks calmly and clearly. I encourage you to be patient in God’s presence and get rid of any noises that wouldn’t allow you to grasp the Holy Spirit’s small, still voice.

Beloved, the Holy Spirit is nearer to you just like a shepherd is to the sheep. He is always there to comfort and counsel you as the best of all teachers. Know that you are never alone if you are genuinely a child of God. Peradventure, you have gone astray from the path of eternal life. There is a golden opportunity today to repent and receive the fresh infilling of the Holy Spirit. He will fill you again!


Hymn: Spirit of the Living God – Daniel Iverson (1926)

1. Father, I thank You for the gift of the Holy Spirit. Please renew Your Spirit in me and make me sensitive to Your leading!


1. Father, let any error that will cost me my life in the future be far from me.

2. Father, arise in Your power to deliver me from the problems that came as a result of my past errors.

3. As a church, family, and individual, we receive the spirit of good judgment.


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