Monday, October 17

day 16 :: knowing His voice

a couple christmases ago i tried to get my niece one of those recordable storybooks. i was getting ready to move to new york and didn't want her to forget who i was. unfortunately they were new and popular and everywhere i went that carried them was sold out.

thankfully, because of things like skype and occasional visits, my niece has not forgotten me. (:

and now, thanks to the lovely people behind dayspring, i finally have a recordable storybook to give to her this christmas.

i love you head to toe is a story about a few of the things that make us wonderfully made. and as i read through the book and started thinking about my opportunity to record these words for my niece i thought about how meaningful voice is.

hearing someone's voice, and even more importantly, knowing and recognizing someone's voice is an amazing blessing. the sound of a familiar voice can bring relief, comfort, and strength. i can be having a crazy day, but talking to john in the middle of it, hearing his voice, calms me down. hearing my niece's voice on the other side of the phone brings me joy.

have you ever thought about what it would have been like for adam and eve, hearing God's voice speaking to them, the same voice that called all of creation into being?

and even though we might not necessarily be able to hear the Father's voice audibly like adam and eve, there are other ways we can know Him, like His word and through the Holy Spirit. it's important to spend time getting to know His voice, so that we may be familiar with it.

His voice casts away our fears, carries us through trouble, and lights the next step in our path. knowing His voice also keeps us from following harmful voices.

:: the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. when he has brought out all his own, he goes on 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 recognize a stranger’s voice. [john 10: 3-5]

and His voice will tell us that He loves us, head to toe.

[the book was given to me in exchange for this review; all opinions are my own.]

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