Hope you’re having a good day.
Today we’ll be talking on obedience.
Obedience is the key. Obedience is the KEY. Obedience is the master key. To go far with God, obedience is the key.
You can’t get to the next level with God, without first obeying the instructions He has given you.
I remember when God told me to start a blog. I wanted to get all the facts before I began (How is it going to work out. What am I going to be doing with it). Well I didn’t get an answer (maybe I didn’t know what to ask for). Then I was going through the fb page of a certain man of God and I saw something he posted. It went paraphrased, ‘you will never understand what God wants to do until you obey’.
Take the first step of obedience and He will begin to unravel His intentions to you.
Now He’s revealing to me step by step what He wants me to do. You know precept upon precept, a little here, a little there.
Isaiah 28: 10 “For He says,‘Precept upon precept, precept upon precept,
Rule upon rule, rule upon rule,
Here a little, there a little.’”
You won’t get to the fullness of God’s plan for you until you obey first what He’s saying now. And obedience is continual. For life.
God says in Job 36: 11 “If they hear and serve Him (God), They will end their days in prosperity And their years in pleasantness and joy”. Why not obey and serve Him.
God’s ways are beyond us. Far beyond us. And you’ll never be able to fully comprehend what He is doing at every point in time. You’ll just have to keep following Him as He’s going, in obedience.
You won’t get the complete picture yet. Just obey what He is telling you to do NOW.
Let me give you a small example I and my mom found in scripture today.
God told Joshua;
Joshua 1: 8 “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success”
Why did he have to meditate to be prosperous?
1 – If you meditate on Gods word, you’ll be wise
Pro 2: 6 “For the LORD giveth wisdom:Out of his MOUTH cometh knowledge and understanding.”
Psalm 199: 99 “I have better understanding and deeper insight than all my teachers [because of Your word],
For Your testimonies are my meditation.”
2 – If you’re wise, wisdom will direct you on how to make your way prosperous.
3 – And then you’ll have good success free from fear or sorrow.
But you’ll never know this till you obey and meditate on His word.
God’s work in our lives come in different stages. He won’t take you from point A immediately to Z in your walk with Him. You’ll go through point a,b,c,d,e … z. No jumping class.
This is for you to come out well equipped. So you’ll not fail on the day of battle. And obedience is the key at every stage to get you to the next stage.
God is not in a hurry. If you want to take 40 years to get to where God wants you to be, fine. But you can make it way lesser by choosing to obey. For you to move from one stage to another, you have to obey the instructions that come to you.
If God tells you to start a business. Don’t ask how will this be. Say okay. Then in prayer ask, what do I do. He’ll direct you.
What is God telling you to do now? Obey whatever instruction comes to you from Him this year and You’ll see yourself going from one level to the next with Him.
One secret: It’s in obedience You’ll get the fulfilment of God’s promises to you this year.
He told you He’ll do … for you. Well He’ll bring instructions telling you what to do or not to do. As you keep obeying, You’ll keep seeing the fulfilment of His promises.
Obedience may not be easy. But choose to
Prayer: Dear Lord baptize me continually with the Spirit of obedience, in Jesus Name I pray. Amen
See you on wednesday