Who's footsteps are you following?

My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me

John 10:27

You know, on the mountains, particularly when the conditions are not so good, when the terrain is difficult, you rely on following other people’s footsteps.   You go where they have gone, and when there is deep snow, you even step in their footsteps.   It makes it easier to walk, and it makes it safer to walk.

But you have to be careful who’s footsteps you follow!   These particular footprints you see here could have led you straight off the edge of the cliff.   Of course, when the weather is good, you can see what’s ahead of you, but in the mist and fog, in the rain or the snow, in the midst of the storm, you better be sure you can trust who’s footsteps you follow.

Jesus says in John 10:27 says, “my sheep … follow Me.”   Do you follow Jesus?

First of all you have to listen to His voice.   Who’s voice do you follow?   Who do you listen to?   We are fed information from so many sources these days – the TV, the internet, Facebook, our friends, our family, even our enemies.   Who do you listen to?   Who do you rely on?   Who’s footsteps do you follow?   Are you sure you can trust them?   Are you sure they are not going to lead you straight off the edge of the cliff?

You see, Jesus says, “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them.”   He doesn’t say, “they know me,” He says, “I know them.

The first part of our “motto” or “slogan” – which should, I believe, be what we stand for and strive towards (not just a nice soundbite) – says: “know the Hope.”   Do you know the Hope?   Do you know Jesus, the Hope of all the world (Matthew 12:21 – ESV)?   It’s only by knowing Jesus, by trusting in Him, by following His footsteps through the mist and fog, in the rain or the snow, in the midst of the storm, you will find yourself safe.

How’s life for you right now?   Do you find yourself in the middle of a storm?   Who’s footsteps are you going to follow?

My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me

John 10:27