Friday, January 29, 2016
“Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission is better than offering the fat of rams.Rebellion is as sinful as witchcraft, and stubbornness as bad as worshiping idols.” 1 Samuel 15:22-23
It is so very easy, unbelievably so
For God’s children to walk in disobedience as we go
With good intentions in our hearts
And the feelings of others a great part
We shut out the voice of reason
Leading us to commit treason
Against the One that we love in every season.
We chose to please others with our acts
Forgetting that they are taking us off track
And before you know it
There is no way of turning back.
It is never really planned
It’s just what the opportunity demands
And suddenly without realizing it
There’s a spiraling effect, bit by bit
That sends you tumbling
Into the abyss of languishing
And there you are, dealing
With more than you are capable of handling.
It’s like a web of entanglement
Of pain, fear, sorrow and all kinds of disappointment.
Yes, my friend, disobedience has a high price
It doesn’t matter how high or far you are
You must constantly take a stand
To walk only as God’s word commands
Call on the Holy Spirit
To help you to avoid it
For the pain of disappointing the Father
Is greater than what you had considered
Every day we must make the decision
Not to walk in disobedience.
I tell you it is not worth it
Have nothing to do with it
Run, flee, scream but don’t succumb to it
If you value your peace and relationship
It is really a great illusion
Coupled with a lot of manipulation
So do the calculation
And realize that it is all for your destruction
Choose to walk humbly in obedience
It doesn’t matter who is hurt by your compliance
God will vindicate and repay
You correct choice, without delay.
Diann Jeremie Wilson
Everything that God has prepared for you this season will be accessed through obedience. This year, let’s make a new commitment to obey God’s word and the leading of the Holy Spirit. We will find that this is the recipe to success!
Have a great day and a fantastic weekend!