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S SCRIPTURE: JOHN 10:27

My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.

Warning! Warning! Information overload! Noise pollution! In this world there sometimes seems to be innumerable voices clamoring for our attention. A recent study showed that the average American is exposed to a new piece of information every thirteen seconds. Even right now as you are reading this devotional, the air around you is filled with electronic signals that, with the right equipment, you can tune in to hear and understand whatever is being transmitted.

With so many voices competing for our attention, it is important as Christians to have our spiritual ears tuned to God’s “channel.” Every Christian has the right equipment to tune in to what the Lord is saying to us. Jesus said when the Holy Spirit comes to live in us, He acts as the “receiver” for God on the inside of us.

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. (John 14:26) We can rest assured that God desires to speak to us. He is a good Father with a strong desire to live in open, constant communication with His children. One vitally important key to hearing God is ensuring we are tuning in to godly sources and tuning out ungodly sources in our lives. Habits such as regular Bible reading, prayer, and meditation on the Word of God are sure ways of staying tuned in to what God is saying to us.

Spend time today considering the sources you choose to inform your conscience. What things do you need to spend more time tuning in to and what things do you need to turn off?

T THINK record your observations from the verse(s) above

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E ENGAGE personalize how you will apply the verse(s) to your life

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P PRAYER

Father, I want my life to be like a receiver that is tuned in to Your frequencies. Please help me to see the static-producing areas which make Your signal unclear. Lead us as a church family to stay tuned in to Your “station” - Amen!