The other morning I was telling my husband about something that happened earlier that week. He immediately quoted John 10:27 to me. That is where this post began… :)
John 10:27 (NIV) ~ My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.
Our oldest daughter barrel races and loves horses. She proved to us that she was serious about it, and we were able to lease a horse for her. My hope was that she and the horse would bond.
I got a “wild hair” the other day and decided that I wanted to just ride her to the area where she warms her up in the field. I hopped up and let her lead me out there. Then, I decided that I wanted to hold the reins and do it myself. So…I did. When I wanted the horse to stop …I did what my daughter does…but the horse didn’t stop. Until…my daughter very quietly and calmly said “Whoa“. I mean she stopped immediately. My daughter wasn’t holding the reins and she didn’t even raise her voice. Amazing! I was so excited! At that moment I knew that they were forming a bond.
My daughter had been spending a lot of time with her horse. Devoting afternoons and evenings and free time to her horse. Grooming her. Training with her. Feeding her. Loving her. Talking to her. As a result, the horse “knew” her and followed her and listened to her.
We are the sheep. If we are truly God’s children, we will listen and follow Him.
We must devote quality time to HIM. We have to Listen to Him. Letting God groom us into what and who He wants us to be.
We can’t do ALL the talking.
We have to be consistent.
So many times we want to “take the reins” from God. We must learn to listen for His “WHOA“… A bond formed with our Father God is one of lasting value.
Blessings to each and every one of you. I am thankful for YOU.
Until Next Time,