As we heard, listening is also an important part of prayer.
1 Samuel 4:1a says “And Samuel’s word came to all Israel.” Samuel obeyed what God had asked of Him.
Noah, tried running and ended up in a whale for 3 days! (Jonah 1:17) Eventually he prayed and God directed the whale to bring him up and out onto the beach (v10), from here, Jonah went out and obeyed the Lord.
I’m not saying that if you don’t obey the Lord you will be swallowed by a whale! I’m simply stating that life would be much easier if we were to do what God asks of us, when He asks! I’m sorry to be blunt, but I learnt this the long and hard way and just want to tell and encourage you of this now.
Noah is a great example of someone who was very good at obeying the Lord. He build an ark and waited for rain, in obedience! Wow! Let’s take this example and obey what God is telling us today.
Genesis 6:22 Noah did everything just as God commanded him.
You can see how important is is that when we pray we listen and obey.
How incredible would it be to be aligned with the Lord and be a part of his plan?
Exodus 24:7 Then he took the Book of the Covenant and read it to the people. They responded, “We will do everything the Lord has said; we will obey.”
Leviticus 18:4 You must obey my laws and be careful to follow my decrees. I am the Lord your God.
Deuteronomy 6:24-5 The Lord commanded us to obey all these decrees and to fear the Lord our God, so that we might always prosper and be kept alive, as is the case today. And if we are careful to obey all this law before the Lord our God, as he has commanded us, that will be our righteousness.”
Matthew 14:9 “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.
By doing as God asks, not only will He be pleased with us, we will be deemed righteous, by the Lord and we will prosper too! I’m not saying we will be given anything we want, i’m saying that through God and His will we will prosper. But we need to make sure our heart is right and that we are doing Gods will for His sake and not for our own. He will know. So stay aligned with Him, pray, listen and obey.
What is God saying to you today?
Is it time to take that step off of the boat?
👉 Want to discover your identity & purpose?
👉 Want to grow stronger in your relationship with The Father Son & Holy Spirit?
👉 Struggle with unhelpful & restricting thoughts, feelings, behaviors or beliefs?