Sacrifice and offering You do not desire, nor have You delight in them; You have given me the capacity to hear and obey [Your law, a more valuable service than] burnt offerings and sin offerings [which] You do not require. PSALM 40 : 6
YOUR RECIPE FOR SUCCESS !!
Do Not Do It Only When It Is Comfortable And Easy .. Do It Because It Is Right !!
Remember !! .. The Bible Does Not Make Sense .. It Makes Faith !!
The path of least resistance.
When it comes to your daily life, you will notice that you conduct yourself within a certain comfort zone.
When you choose which path to follow, you will generally choose the path that is the easiest and most comfortable for You.
Now, for yourself, as well as for the other people in your life, this may not necessarily always be the right thing to do .. But .. Because you do not enjoy feeling even the slightest inconvenience, you will find yourself gravitating towards the path of least resistance.
You will only involve yourself in situations when they are comfortable and easy for You.
You will only make the decisions that are comfortable and easy for You.
You will only engage yourself in conversations that are comfortable and easy for You.
You will only associate yourself with people when it feels comfortable and easy for You.
You will only assist and do things for other people when it is comfortable and easy for You.
MMMMMMMM !! !!
Do Not Do It Only When It Is Comfortable And Easy For YOU .. Do It Because It Is Right !!
The Grace Of God Will Not Take You Where The Grace Of God Cannot Keep You !!
Can You Imagine If Jesus Walked The Path Of Least Resistance ? .. Choosing To Do Only What Was Comfortable And Easy For Him ?
Comfortable And Easy .. Not Always What Faith Is About !!
How Far Are You Really, Really Willing To Go For The Word ?
PRAY .. and .. OBEY !!
Have you ever found yourself in a place where you have been crying out for God to please, please speak to you .. And Then .. You Get A Word !!
Of course you want to obey God .. But .. You find yourself wanting to do this according to your self-imposed terms and conditions.
So .. Feeling a little picky, you first carefully analyze the Word to decide if what God said to do is a good idea .. and .. if it is easy for You.
If you are left comforted by God’s Word, you faithfully accept and implement it into your life .. However .. If after reading the Word, you feel uneasy, not quite liking what you heard, you simply behave as though what you heard was not from God !!
You need to understand that a deep-rooted, intimate relationship with God is a lifetime journey.
A lifetime of you learning, growing, praying, listening, obeying !!
Now .. Yes, there will be many, many an occasion where what God says to you is going to be easy, comfortable, exhilarating and very, very exciting.
However .. You need to accept the reality that there will be times when God is going to impress on you and call upon you to do things that you may consider a lot less thrilling.
An example of this would be .. If, after you have been in an altercation with someone, God tells you that you need to go and apologise because you were rude to that person.
Now, once God has advised you, the very last thing that is going to work in your favour is for you to respond by saying .. Well, I don’t think I should be the one apologising, that person was rude to me, too !!
If at anytime you respond to God with an excuse .. the reality is that .. Yes, you prayed to God .. Yes, you heard His voice .. However .. You choose not to obey.
Unfortunately maintaining this kind of attitude, will not yield God’s harvest in your life .. You need to learn to pray, hear the sweet voice of God .. And Then .. Do what God is telling you to do !!
Whether it is something exciting ..Or .. It is something that you find a little less thrilling .. Do not do it because it is comfortable and easy .. Do it because it is right !!
If you will simply pray And obey, God will, without hesitation, work everything out for good in your life !!
God Adores You !! .. and .. As your Father, He will never offer you guidance that is detrimental or harmful to you in any way .. God has only success in mind for you !!
So .. If you are longing to step into your Godly success .. If you desire to see God’s gracious plan beginning to manifest in your life .. The recipe you require in its most basic form is .. Pray .. And .. Obey !!
You are one-hundred percent equipped !! .. God has given you the capacity to both hear and to obey !!
Learn to pray !! .. Hear from God !! .. And Then .. Do whatever it is that God tells you to do !!
As you Pray and Obey continuously, and filled with faith .. Do so with the knowledge that you are moving forward, right along in God’s will for your life !!
HAVE YOU PRAYED ABOUT “IT” AS MUCH AS YOU HAVE TALKED ABOUT “IT”
"Heavenly Father, in Jesus name I pray that You help me to hear when You speak, and to obey what You say. AMEN."