For Saturday March 4, 2023
“The sheep follow him, for they know his voice.”
In the classic film Field of Dreams, the main character, Ray Kinsella, hears a small voice say, “If you build it, he will come.” He interprets this to mean he needs to build a baseball diamond in the middle of his cornfield. He could ignore the voice and go on with his less-than-fulfilling life; instead, he chooses to listen and follow each prompting to see where it leads. For a while, it seems he will never find the meaning of the repetitious phrase. But at the end of the movie, the reason for the baseball field is revealed: to restore Ray’s broken relationship with his deceased father. Because he listened to the quiet voice that only he could hear, he found peace and fulfillment for his life.
This may sound like a familiar plot: Noah heard the same kind of voice when he was instructed to build the ark, and each step of the way he trusted that God had a purpose for it.
When God speaks to you in a still, small voice, listen carefully. He is unfolding a plan for your life. If you trust Him each step of the way, you will ultimately find peace and fulfillment as you follow Him.
Keep the posture of an upright man . . . cheerfully and patiently awaiting
the directing voice; and it will not be long ere God
shall say to you . . . “Go forward.”
C. H. SPURGEON