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A Familiar Face

I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.  John 15:5 NIV

a familiar faceI entered the packed room at a busy event.

Music played in the background. I saw bright decorations at every turn and heard kids playing around the table. Amid the busyness, I didn’t know where to start. I froze in place, scanned the room, and processed everything. The noise overstimulated me, making me anxious.

Then I heard a familiar voice that drew me in and calmed my nerves. I approached the voice, feeling more at peace in the chaos. I knew the voice because I had known the person for so long. We spent endless hours talking to each other in a relationship that had spanned years. And at this moment, I was thankful to see a familiar face in the crowd.

The world can become a crowded room or busy event—overstimulating and distracting us. The chaos can make us feel as if we are spinning in circles and about to crash. But Christ hangs with us through it all, and His voice should stand out in the crowd. After endless hours with Him, He should be the familiar face that draws us to seek His wisdom and guidance.

For this to happen, we must spend time with Him. We cannot hear or follow His voice if we don’t build a relationship with Him beforehand. Even when the rooms are crowded, we must recognize and obey His voice.

What are some ways you can spend time with your heavenly Father?  

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Casey Wayne

Casey Wayne is a Christian writer and author of Abundant Fruit, a twenty-eight-day devotional for moms. She is a wife and mother of two, who enjoys time with her family and doing simple things like movie nights and cooking together. As a devotional writer, Casey strives to share her story with relatable honesty, showing how God is faithful throughout the big and small moments of life. She has a heart for encouraging the faith walk of other moms. Her family lives in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. You can connect with Casey at caseywayne.org. You can also find her on Instagram or Facebook at @caseylwayne.