Saturday, 23 February 2013

Continue Taking Steps of Obedience

At the moment, there is a very difficult home situation that I am dealing with. Something happened that I thought I knew what my reaction would be; what I would do and say; in fact, my whole family thought the same, but when the situation arose, I reacted in totally the opposite way. This shocked everyone, and most of all it shocked me. So why did I go against what I naturally would have done? Obedience. I simply felt led to react in a different way and so I am, but I tell you what.. it is NOT easy!

I don’t know why God is asking me to choose this path, but what I do know is that He requires obedience. I may not be able to see the end, but He knows and that is good enough for me.

I read Joyce Meyer’s online daily devotional and it happened to be on obedience today, so I thought I would share it. I hope it encourages you!

Whatever He says to you, do it. —John 2:5
Jesus' first recorded miracle took place while He was attending a wedding celebration. When the marriage couple ran out of wine to serve their guests, Mary asked her Son to do something about the situation, telling the servants, "Whatever He tells you to do, do it." Jesus ordered them to fill up several huge water pots. When they had done so, He directed them to draw out of the vessels the water which by then had been miraculously changed into wine (see John 2:1-11). Because of their obedience to Him, the physical needs of many were met that day.
If you are looking for a miracle in your life, make sure you are sowing seeds of obedience, because the Lord has promised us that if we do so in patient confidence and trust in Him, we will eventually reap: And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint (Galatians 6:9).
Sometimes when things are not working out the way we think they should or we are not receiving the answers to our prayers as quickly as we would like, we get the idea, "Well, since God's not doing anything, why should I? Why should I be obedient if it isn't producing results?" In such times we must realize that God is always working. We just may not be able to see it, because He usually works in secret.
{From the book New Day, New You by Joyce Meyer}

Ronell x

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