Obedience Technique: Signposts – Half 2
Margaret D. Mitchell
Week of September 6, 2020
Sooner or later, as I prayed for a outstanding evangelist, The Lord confirmed me a imaginative and prescient in my thoughts’s eye. This evangelist was driving alone in his automobile alongside a four-lane divided freeway. He was shifting at a gradual tempo together with his eyes easy; and there have been no different automobiles on the street.
Abruptly, he stumbled on a roadblock—an orange and white striped barricade—simply earlier than the top of the asphalt.
He stopped and contemplated.
Then he backed up and turned onto an entry ramp that he appeared to overlook earlier than. This entry ramp led him onto a superhighway with many lanes.
Inside seconds, the evangelist merged onto a brand new path with numerous different vacationers—all heading in the identical route and shifting at a a lot greater velocity than earlier than.
This superhighway was an ideal match for the evangelist. He was happier on this momentum.
So, pals, what accelerated path does God have for you on this hour?
The Lord reveals His approach to us so we are able to know and obey Him extra for our profit and the advantage of His Kingdom.
There’s an inherent worth in obedience. The place there may be obedience, there may be an alignment of authority, order and energy—first inwardly, then outwardly.
Psalm 119:117 TPT says, “Raise me up and I will likely be secure. Empower me to reside each second within the gentle of your methods.”
Psalm 119:72 TPT says, “The phrases you communicate to me are value greater than all of the riches and wealth in the entire world!”
God’s revealed Phrases are “joyous treasure” once we love Him (Ps 119:111).
They’re our heritage.
As we obey the revelation-understanding of God’s precepts, we turn out to be more and more established in His methods to say energy over evil and take dominion—by His dominant Spirit.
Think about Joshua and Caleb, who have been greatest recognized for his or her cautious obedience and wholeheartedness, respectively.
These two leaders understood they wanted to first reconcile with God’s reality earlier than stepping out in nice exploits.
They understood God’s Phrase to be a life information to fruitfulness.
They understood God’s instructions to be boundless and limitless and their adherence to them to be a requirement for Kingdom expanse (Ps 119:96).
They understood “the regenerating energy of God’s Phrase” works as a life preserver towards degenerate forces, enabling them to overrule and achieve divine objective (1 Pe 1:23 NSFL Bible observe; Is 55:11).
They understood that to reside and never die in battle, to achieve success and prosper, to obtain the achievement of God’s promise, they needed to imagine (cling to, depend on, belief in) God. Additionally they needed to yield the fullness of their hearts, their will to God at each signpost—His revealed and enduring instructions for miraculous victory.
Joshua and Caleb knew there was safety in obedience and that they couldn’t lose after they obeyed God’s distinctive methods for every battle.
From the start, The Lord instructed Joshua by saying (Joshua 1:7-8 MSG):
Give it all the things you could have, coronary heart and soul. Be sure to perform The Revelation that Moses commanded you, each little bit of it. Don’t get off observe, both left or proper, in order to be sure to get to the place you’re going. And don’t for a minute let this Ebook of The Revelation be out of thoughts. Ponder and meditate on it day and evening, ensuring you apply all the things written in it. Then you definately’ll get the place you’re going; then you definitely’ll succeed.”
So, pals, our prayer must be “Make me passionate and wholehearted to satisfy your each want, in order that I’ll by no means must be ashamed of myself” (Psalm 119:80 TPT).
Each shared technique from God to His beloved is a beacon that results in an expanded manifest victory. We expertise this once we abide in The Lord.
John 15:7 TPT says, “However in the event you reside in life-union with me and if my phrases reside powerfully inside you—then you’ll be able to ask no matter you need and will probably be finished.”
God’s straight teachings have an effect on the circulate of life we obtain. And our each step in gentle will likely be a step towards higher knowledge (Ps 19:7, 119:105, 107).
Proverbs 8:33-35 TPT reveal this by saying, “Hearken to my counsel, for my instruction will enlighten you. You’ll be smart to not ignore it. In the event you wait at knowledge’s doorway, longing to listen to a phrase for day-after-day, pleasure will break forth inside you as you pay attention for what I’ll say. For the fountain of life pours into you each time that you just discover me, and that is the key of rising within the delight and the favor of the Lord.”
In Jesus’ Mighty Title.
Margaret D. Mitchell is the Founding father of God’s Love at Work, a market outreach purposed to share God’s best energy supply – the love of Christ.