In the 36 years I’ve been alive, I’ve learned some important truths.
Some of which include:
1. Only what you do for Christ will last.
2. The spiritual law of seed, time, and harvest. (It works every time!)
3. Whatever you sow, that’s what you’re going to reap – (Another EVERY TIME principle!)
and (this next one is a biggie….)
4. Whatever He tells you to do, DO IT! (in other words, OBEDIENCE is key)
Now, let me start by saying that I have not always done exactly what the Lord told me to do. When I didn’t follow His instructions, after a while I would find myself frustrated, grumpy, and irritated. (I wonder why?) All because I tried to lead, instead of following His lead. That my friend is and will always be a recipe for disaster.
When a believer fails to consult with and check in with their Creator, they begin to haphazardly plot their own course. As God’s Word tells us, “we are in this world but not OF this world.” Let me translate that for you. NEWSFLASH: We have no idea what we are doing apart from Him. Period.
We need His instructions and the guidance of the Holy Spirit on a daily basis. We need to actively practice obedience on a daily basis as well.
God’s Word says , “Obedience is better than sacrifice.” So essentially is does not matter what all you gave up to serve Him, if you are not obeying and doing what He has told you to do. Obedience is always connected to blessing no matter how many ways you try to slice it.
In the end I’ll leave you with this…take a moment and search out how many times obedience is in the Bible. With modern technology today, one of my favorite bible study resources which I enjoy using is Bible.org and YouVersion.com.