What does every parent expect from their child? Obedience. What does a police officer expect when he stops you or gives an order to you? Obedience. What does a teacher, a doctor, a judge, even a personal trainer from a gym expect from you when they give you instructions. Obedience.
Anyone you go to for help or guidance expects you to follow and obey what they say. And if you do not, then you can not blame them for the outcome of your life. They may even decide to stop seeing you and helping you if you fail to follow their instructions, because they feel like they are wasting their time.
In the Bible, we see the heroes of faith like Abraham, Moses, Joseph, and even the Lord Jesus had to obey the directions of God in order to conquer. God actually says in Isaiah,
If you are willing and obedient,
You shall eat the good of the land; Isaiah 1:19
The “if” is because the power to do or not do is on you. If you are willing to obey God as Abraham and all these others did, then there is no doubt that you will eat the good of the land. But if you decide to follow your own way and your own ideas, there is no doubt that you will not eat the good of the land, but instead you will be overcome by problems.
We can see that obedience is a powerful thing. Just it alone has the power to change the course of your life. All you have to do now is decide to be completely obedient to God. Say to God, “I am willing to obey you”, then one day at a time, put it into practice and watch the blessing flow into your life.
May the God of the Bible Bless You
Bishop Bira Fonseca