Daily Devotional

That Distinct Voice


Early in the morning, when my nephew Joe began to stir, I went to his crib, gathered him up, and carried him downstairs. My identical twin sister, Joe’s mother, was cooking breakfast. “Hi, Joe,” she greeted him. He looked at her, looked back at me, and yelled, “Mama!” as he held out both arms. My twin and I laughed as he distinguished his mother from the imposter.

Just as Joe recognized his mother’s voice, we learn to recognize God’s distinct voice. Sometimes we hear God’s voice when we pray; someone comes to mind or we feel the need to ...

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