Jesus said that his sheep hear, know, and respond to his voice. Daily, he calls us. When we wander, he calls us back. And as the story of our lives unfolds, the Shepherd leads us to new places or gives us new assignments. He may call us to places we might never have gone, were we not paying attention.
Our greatest gladness, the gladness that deserves the most attention, is the gladness that comes from being in the transforming presence of the one who loves us.
Keri Wyatt Kent is an author and speaker who helps people slow down, simplify, and listen to God. She's the author of 10 books, including Listen: Finding God in the Story of Your Life, and a frequent contributor to Gifted for Leadership. Learn more about her ministry at www.keriwyattkent.com.