In the last month I am being prompted with the action of being Obedient to what Jesus is telling me to do. I have been taking several Prayer walks and asking God what am I supposed to do? The answer is always the same “seek me first and then all shall be added” – I am to be Obedient to his calling.
One of the verses that I looked up on this topic is:
2 John 1:6 – And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.
When you look at the world around us – this is something that is needed and will be required as we go forward. I am afraid that our country is going to get what they are asking for when it comes to who is going to lead us forward. This may not be someone that I want but as in the days past when the people wanted a King – God granted them their desire. So one of the most powerful ways of obedience for Christians is for us to walk in Love as we see what is going to transpire around us.
I enjoy listening to John Bevere’s talks and he has one on obeying God:
Don’t wait to obey until God provides while God is waiting to provide until you obey. When you’ve heard God’s voice and you know He’s calling you to do something, step out in faith. The next step will be there. https://www.facebook.com/32273893010/videos/10154310930998011/?pnref=story
John talks about there will be times that God Speaks to you and you will not have the resources to do it. Then he gives examples of when Jesus told people to go forward, he supplied the resources to accomplish the task.
We are going to be prompted to do the same…. God will be telling us to do some very hard things this year…. I have a list of several items that I am being told to be Obedient in and it is a struggle, but I know that I must be Obey.
Here is another portion of an article I read about Radical Obedience:
**The Secret of Radical Obedience:
Hearing God in the secret place is one of the greatest keys to living the Christian life. However, it must be linked with its corollary: radical obedience. We hear, and then we do. “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves” (James 1:22, NKJV).
By “radical obedience,” I mean immediate obedience that fulfills the commandment to its fullest measure. Radical obedience does not seek to comply to the minimal standards but pursues extravagant, lavish fulfillment. If Jesus says, “Sell all,” then we sell all! Immediately.
This last section got me: “Radical Obedience” – that is where I need to be. This is not something that will come easy for me and I will probably fail several times. I know as I persevere and go forward that he will be with me and Obedience will come…..
So what is Jesus calling you to do?
Are you going forward in Obedience?
As you persevering?