John 10:27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.

I heard His voice this week but…I almost didn’t follow Him. My days have been filled with trainings at work and projects at home. BUT, when a friend asked me to make a meal for a mutual friend as a Christmas gift, I felt His peace. I joyfully agreed to prepare a meal. What a wonderful idea I thought as I drove home. AND then it happened. I was filled with insecurity (What if our friend thinks we’re weird for gifting her food?), anxiety (How am I going to make dinner for someone else when I don’t even have dinner planned for my family?) and negative self talk (“Your Chicken Pot Pies really aren’t that good!”) I was confused. Hadn’t I felt peace when I agreed to make the dinner? Where had my peace gone? In the busyness of the week, I’d missed time with my Savior. Oh, how I needed Him. I prayed.

The next day, I told my friend that we would be dropping off two meals for her to enjoy. I told her it was our Christmas treat to her and her son. She cried. She said she only had a few dollars left in her bank account to get through the next week. She said had been worrying about how she was going to buy food. She said she couldn’t believe that God heard her cry for help. I cried. Because I almost missed the opportunity to hear His voice and follow Him; our God knows our needs and so beautifully orchestrates a plan to meet those needs if we only listen.

Praying that each of us will hear His voice and FOLLOW Him.