Feb 10, 2013

The Obedience Test

Do you still have that godly fear of God?  When His Holy Spirit is nudging you do you obey? I’ll be the first to admit, it’s not always easy to obey especially if what I’m being asked to do is something that is out of my comfort zone.  However, obedience is what God expects, period.

If we want God’s master plan to be fulfilled in our lives then we have to be obedient to His call. What is He saying to you?  What is he asking you to do?  Your success depends on your obedience. 

 The LORD had said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you. Genesis 12:1
 In the above verse God called Abraham out of his comfort zone, to leave behind all that He knew and go someplace he’d never been to set up a new life. However, I’ll admit He’s still working on me when it comes to obedience. It is hard to obey sometimes when we can’t see the end results of our obedience right away. 

If we know that when God impressed upon us to witness the person would accept Christ it would be easy to witness.

If we knew that the sick person He tells us to pray for would get healed immediately it would be easy to obey.

If we knew that when we gave the last $10.00 in our wallets to the person He told us to give it to that we’d get it back pressed down shaken together the next day we’d give it without flinching.  

If we knew the new ministry He laid on our heart would be successful and well received we’d go for it full force…

But we don’t.  We can only have faith in what He has promised.

However, God is not going to show us the end results of our obedience so He can get us to obey. In Isaiah 1:19 He says If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best from the land.  Hence, He wants us to have faith in Him and obey… trusting that He will bring about the desired results. 

Abraham didn’t know where he was going and what he was going to meet when he got there but he trusted God and was obedient to his voice...

So Abram left, as the LORD had told him;  Genesis 12:4 (NIV)
 What is God calling you to do?

Trusting Him,

I shared this post over at Laced With Grace a few years ago and thought I'd share it here today.