Radical Obedience; Obey
My voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be My people: and walk you in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well to you. (Jeremiah 7:23)
When I was growing up, my siblings and I would often get in trouble for not following all of our parents’ instructions. For example, if I was asked to do two things, but I did only one of them, that was grounds for disciplinary action. Why? Because I did not obey everything I was told to do.
God wants us to walk in “all the ways” that He has commanded us. I remember a a particular incident when a voice came to me and told me to empty out all what I had and give the money to a someone in need. At first, I thought the suggestion had come from my mind. But I quickly realized that the voice speaking to me was not just my mind, but God. I did exactly what the Lord told me to do, and a blessing immediately followed.
Many Christians do not understand the concept of radical obedience. Radical obedience simply means doing exactly what God tells you to do, when He tells you to do it. I am sorry to inform you that delayed obedience is still disobedience. Every time God instructs us to do something, it’s so that He can give us a blessing we are not currently experiencing. When God tells you to pray for someone, it’s so that He can bless you as well as that other person. When God tells you to give, it’s so that He can bless you, too. When God tells you to forgive, it’s so that He can extend grace to you, as well.
Regardless of the situation, obedience is the key to the accelerated manifestation of God’s blessings and favor in our lives. Remember that the Bible says, “If you be willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land” (Isaiah 1:19). Notice that willingness precedes obedience. Today, if you will make up in your mind that you are going to obey God—no matter the cost or the inconvenience—I believe your life will experience a supernatural shift.
Father, in the name of Jesus, I thank You for who You are and all that You have done in my life. I am willing and obedient; therefore, I will eat the good of the land all the days of my life. As I meditate on Your Word with a desire to obey, I position myself for supernatural breakthrough. “Your sheep hear Your voice, and a stranger they do not follow.” Therefore, I declare that I hear Your voice and am never led away by the voice of strangers. It is my delight to do that which is pleasing in Your sight. In Jesus’s name, amen!
(See James 1:22; Psalm 1:2; Psalm 119:16; John 10:1–5; 1 John 3:22.)