Hardly a day goes by in my house when I find myself unintentionally talking to myself. I thought I was talking to someone, but then I turned a found they did not hear a word. I am striving to not do that with Jesus. I know how his voice sounds. (Sure the evil one tries to mimic Jesus’ voice) There are days when I go about my business ignoring the voice of Jesus. Unfortunately, to my point of view, those days are not always disastrous. In truth they are, any day that I ignore Jesus is not a good day, no matter how well the day seemed to go. Sometimes the days I pay attention to what Jesus is telling me to do, those days are rough. Then why is it important to listen? I mean seriously, if the day is going to be rough because I listened, and if I don’t listen, there is a chance of smooth sailing Why not chose the smooth sailing? Because I know that when I listen, I have peace, which makes all the chaos of the day seem to melt away. Okay, the classroom I was in today, had a kid coughing all over everything. But somehow, when I stay in touch with Jesus; the day does not feel chaotic. I know that if you examine all the things, you will see chaos; but if you examine my impression, it just seemed like another day as a substitute teacher. Why? BECAUSE JESUS BRINGS PEACE OF MIND, A CALMNESS LIKE NO OTHER. When I give into temptation, there is a constant unrest, oh sure everything seems to be going my way; but in reality it is chaos in my head. I think I want to strive for the peace of mind. I mean in the end, all you really have is your memories.
John 10:25-30 (NIV):
25 Jesus answered, “I did tell you, but you do not believe. The works I do in my Father’s name testify about me, 26 but you do not believe because you are not my sheep. 27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish;no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. 30 I and the Father are one.”