Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By: Leigh Tang Wing
Did you know that God wants to bless you? God wants to bless you so much that He has promised that if you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good of the land. In other words, you will be able to receive and partake of the best He has to offer! Sounds simple enough, right? But, sometimes we miss it. We may obey what God says, but what is our attitude of obedience?
Willingness speaks of being eager or prepared to do a task without grumbling, and being obedient is to submit to another’s authority. When we are eager, ungrudgingly prepared, to submit to God’s Word, we position ourselves to get all that God has in store for us. God desires that we find joy in doing what He has asked of us, knowing that He will be glorified and that all things are working together for our good. It’s for our benefit that we obey for every command has a blessing wrapped up inside of it.
As children of God, we obey out of love, not out of fear or dread. Everything we do must be motivated by our love for God and come from a heart of thanksgiving. God loves a cheerful giver! Today, let’s trust in our Father and enjoy this life that we have in Jesus Christ. God has made you a promise that if you are willing and obedient to His word, you will have the best He has prepared just for you and He will keep it! God’s word is good.