November 10, 2017 – Friday
John 10:27 [KJV] My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me
There is a Christian brother on the row who doesn’t always follow Jesus. Sometimes he is just so tired, he neglects comforting another brother. Other times he is fearful of being a Christian brother to one of the correctional officers. A few times, he just is lazy. Instead of doing the Lord’s work, he prefers to watch a football game in his cell.
This Christian brother is not alone. Sometimes I am too tired or too fearful or just don’t want to be bothered. Is the same true with you?
Too many times, we want Jesus to use us, but here is the problem: Jesus knows us all so well, and this fact tends to hinder our side of the relationship with Him. After all, when Jesus knows you, He knows you hear His voice. So, when Jesus knows you, He knows He can give you a word to send along to a coworker or supervisor who needs that very word that very day. Yes, when Jesus knows you, He expects you to follow Him – especially when you hear His voice.
Today at work, know You belong to Him – if you are a Christian. Understand that, when Jesus knows you, you are on His time, not yours. And He has work for you to do.
At work today, you have nothing to fear when Jesus knows you. Only when His voice is silent do you have something to fear.
Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray. I seek to hear Your voice every minute of the day. I am part of Your flock, and I want to hear You, follow You, and carry out Your will. Amen.
Jimmy Davis, Jr.
Z-557 Unit N-10
Holman Correctional Facility
Alabama Department of Corrections
Atmore, Alabama USA