My sheep hear my voice and a stranger they will not follow. The words of Jesus can be heard by His children. Yes there are other voices that we hear but Jesus is able to help us. Last night as I sat and reflected, I thought of all the people Jesus has blessed us to be able to share Him with. Most of them choose to harden their hearts to Him. They want the blessings and provision of God but they do not want Jesus as Lord of their lives. Denying ourselves is a daily fight. Jesus said we must deny ourselves, our flesh and the world around us says to pursue our dreams and our desires. Jesus, the struggle is a daily fight and it feels as if each day we are being faced with something different. We need the spirit of God if we are going to overcome. Jesus said if we don’t have His spirit we are not His. I pray for those who think doing it their way is better. Help us to daily offer our lives as living sacrifices unto You. Without holiness, no man will see the Lord. Jesus said, we are to be holy as He is holy. We have to be perfect as He’s perfect. Apart from Jesus, we can’t do anything. Create within us a clean heart and renew a right spirit within us in Jesus name. Help us to spend time with You in Your word so our minds can be renewed and our hearts can be changed. Jesus we need You. Help me to desire the things of God in this perverse and adulterous world that we live in. Please remind our hearts that this is not our home. We need You Jesus.