The Bible tells us that God is the Good Shepherd. He feeds us, protects us, guides us and speaks to us. He says His sheep hear His voice. This knowledge is so wonderful, to know that He pastors us daily is very assuring.
I believe that we are living in a time when He is bringing a Spirit of Holiness to us. He is releasing the conviction of the Holy Spirit in order to purify His flock, the church. Conviction is a heightened awareness of our sin. Our response then should be to immediately repent from the sin revealed to us through the conviction.
He provides the grace of forgiveness. Forgiveness frees us from the guilt, shame and condemnation of sin. We walk in freedom with the Good Shepherd. We are free to love, free to be joyful, free to walk in peace.
Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your heart. Respond to the Grace of God, the Good Shepherd. He loves us.