Walking closely with Jesus, listening for his voice, and then knowing that you’ve just got to take that step and obey.
Is that MY voice I am hearing?
Is that HIS voice?
Is it because I. Am. Tired. ?
Is it because It. Is. Right. ?
How do you know what to do…where to go..which answer is right?
Walking closely with God. Training your ears to listen…your eyes to see…your spirit to feel.
That’s part of it…. And, praying…praying…praying.
Your heart feels when it’s right.
You have a nervous feeling in your stomach maybe.
You take that step. You obey.
Because…. the alternative is disobedience. Obedience leads to life. Disobedience leads to death.
Romans 6:16 (NLT) ~ Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living.
Because bringing glory to GOD is what we are CALLED TO DO.
In every little thing. BRING HIM GLORY. It all matters. It’s ALL that matters.
YOU JUST KNOW IT’S TIME.
Time to move forward. Growth isn’t an OPTION when you are truly FOLLOWING GOD. Standing still and following are two entirely different things.
You can’t stay a seed forever. You’ll rot if you do. Seeds that aren’t watered obviously don’t grow. The seed has to grow. That is the NEXT STEP.
Growth is not optional in the TRUE CHRISTIAN’S life.
SO.… even when it seems scary. And it probably will. Even when we aren’t quite sure of the next step. Other than the fact that we MUST MOVE FORWARD… Then we just obey. We keep growing. We keep glorifying the ONE who is causing the growth in us. We help others to grow. We just obey.
Maybe you have been wondering if it was your voice or God’s voice that was talking. I’ve found that God is so awesome in that HE often repeats HIS message to me in different ways. Through messages, texts, songs, emails, signs…etc. He uses HIS obedient children to give us messages sometimes.
Sometimes. We are TOO loud to hear HIM. Sometimes, we are TOO busy. Sometimes others are TOO loud around us. Those are all called DISTRACTIONS. We have to be intentional about listening and creating times that we don’t have distractions.
AND, when YOU KNOW IT’S TIME... whether it be time to step out of your comfortable little spot, or time to dig even deeper in HIS Word, or time to take a huge leap of faith… may YOU JUST OBEY.
Look at Noah…
Genesis 6:22 ~ So Noah did everything exactly as God had commanded him.
People probably ..no, definitely… thought he was nuts. Building a HUGE ship with 3 decks and for what? They had never seen rain. All of the vegetation was watered from below the ground until the flood. Noah just obeyed. The rest of the story…the whole story can be found in Genesis 6-9… Noah wasn’t perfect, but he did obey God and he did have faith. AND he was protected because of that faith and obedience.
Obedience to God always leads to blessings. That’s a fact.
Until Next Time,
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