Breathe in God’s presence. Invite Jesus to be your shepherd. Ask the Holy Spirit to open your ears to hear his voice.
REFLECT AND PRAY
1) In verses 25-30, Jesus explains the distinction between those who are his sheep and those who are not. He also explains the depth of the connection between him and those he calls his sheep. In what ways have you experienced Jesus as your shepherd?
2) Are there any ways in which you have trouble seeing yourself as Jesus’ sheep? Ask God to give you a deeper connection so that you can hear and know his voice.
Pray for God to open your heart to hear his voice. Try to be aware of him speaking today – in your prayer time, through a worship song, in a conversation, through nature or art (among other ways). What do you sense him saying to you?
Guest writer: Aaron Perez
“Leap of Faith” is a devotional series on the Gospel of John for the Lent season. All readings are available on the Vineyard One NYC app, along with additional resources for Bible reading, worship, and prayer (IPhone app here; Google Play app here).