John 10:27 (NLT)
"My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me."
i love this picture Jesus portrays of us being his sheep and he being our shepherd. in order to listen to one's voice, to recognize it, to trust it, a lot of time and trust must be established. hours upon hours must be spent developing that sort of relationship. this encourages me today, to be sure i'm not separating myself from Jesus or the "flock". i need to spend more time fixated on the voice of Jesus, instead of the voice of the world. i need to be purposeful about this. proactive about this. i want to desire this above all else.