“Just as the Lord had commanded.” These are such comforting words! God loves us enough that He will show us the way– even give us great detail about what needs to be done and how it should be done. We do not have to grope in the darkness trying to figure it all out by ourselves. God will show us and tell us what He wants us to do and it is the roadmap to our success.
They are also convicting words. As much as God loves us and shows us the way, can we honestly say that we have been doing what He told us to do? What percentage of what God has shared with you are you completing? We all know its not 100% because we are human; but, is it above 50%? Is it less than 10%?
This is no trivial question! Our willingness to do what God commands is the key to unlocking and releasing the Blessing that He has already put on our lives. Are there areas where you are not seeing the success that you know God promised? Are there persistent roadblocks hindering you from getting to that goal (even though it seems so near)? Are there deficiencies in your family, health, friendships, career, business or finances that you have prayed about? Your key to breakthrough is in your obedience to God and His Word.
Search your heart and honestly answer that question: “Am I doing what God told ME to do?” Then repent (stop being disobedient) and start fulfilling what God has told you to do. It sounds simple but this is the “cross” we bear: to remove anything that keeps us from obeying Jesus. “Oh God, let it be said of us, as Your children, that we did what You told us to do!”
Tomorrow’s Reading: Leviticus 1:1-3:17; Mark 1:29-2:12; Psalm 35:17-28; Proverbs 9:13-18