Disobedience Delays God's Promises - Monday's Dose - 9th October 2017

“If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best from the land” - (Isaiah 1:19).

Thoughts for Today

There are times when we confuse our happiness with God’s will. When everything is running smoothly and we are as happy as can be, we presume that we are in the center of God’s will. However, when things take a turn for the worse, we tend to presume just the opposite: we are not in God's will.

Our initial reaction to friction in our lives is to change something. If everything looks unsettled, then we must be doing something wrong. Yet, if the unsettling is taking place around us and not in our spirit, God wants us to turn to Him and hold on.

As Abraham dealt with what he viewed as a delay in receiving God's promise for his life, he tried to change his own circumstances. If God was not going to open Sarah's womb, Abraham sought an alternative way to fulfill God's promise for his life.

God desires to fulfill His promises for us. He never intends for us to hear His promises and then go and try to make them happen ourselves. When our lives reach a point where there seems to be no way out, we must be obedient at all costs. Disobedience delays God’s promises for our lives.

Anyone can obey God when life is easy. When obeying God means helping someone with minimal effort on our part, we joyfully oblige. But when obeying God means there is sacrifice or waiting involved, we must not turn about-face and run.

God may ask you to do some difficult things throughout the course of your life. However, when you follow His lead, all that you do will be for your best and for His glory.

Prayer: Our Loving Heavenly Father, 
Help me to be obedient today, no matter how easy or difficult it might be. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer.Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Monday and God Bless you.
Courtesy : Daily Dose Devotionals Team