When He has brought out all His own, He goes ahead of them, and His sheep follow Him because they know His voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognise a strangers voice. Jesus used this figure of speech but the Pharisees did not understand what He was telling them. John 10:4-6
Today you are invited to consider whether you understand what Jesus is telling you. Are you following the Shepherd or a stranger? How do you know? How do you feel about following a stranger into the New Year? How do you feel about following Jesus? What does your heart say? Are you at peace with your life and your God, or is there some dis-ease within you? If you have any doubts as to whom you are following ask God to show you and to reveal His way, His plan, His path to you today. Listen for His reply.
May God bless you as He holds His light up for you at the beginning of this year and says to you, “Follow Me”.