Daily Devotional, March 17th
My wife told me about a single colleague of hers who went to consult with the local fortuneteller one weekend. She was looking for guidance. Where's my life heading? Will I always be lonely?
So many people continue to look for guidance in wrong and hazardous places. For instance, this year over 65,000 women like her will visit the five Australian Mind Body Spirit festivals held here. One of the most popular features of the event is the Reading Room, where 60 psychics give attendees all kinds of guidance on love, money, and happiness. Last year, 20 million people around the world took part in the online course Oprah hosted with popular new age author Eckhart Tolle. A year or so back, I stood with 5,000 others who braved pouring rain to hear what the Dalai Lama had to say. (He needs Jesus too!) Millions are searching for spiritual guidance, but I believe there is one Voice they're searching for.
"I am the Good Shepherd," we hear this Voice say (John 10:11), this Shepherd who is gathering a flock from all nations (v.16). "I sacrifice My life for the sheep," this Voice says (v.15), this Shepherd who protects when others run and hide (v.12). "My sheep listen to My voice," we hear Him declare (v.27), He knows them and guides them to the richest of lives (Psalm 23).
"I give them eternal life," we hear Him promise (v.28), He offers a destiny to those willing to follow.
Thousands of years ago God promised that He would personally come and shepherd His "sheep", those who had fallen into enemy captivity (Ezekiel 34:11-16). In Jesus, God did that, and today He calls us out of our captivity of confused spiritual searching.
This Voice holds life, love, and the future in His hands. Listen. Follow. , Sheridan Voysey, Our Daily Journey
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