Obedience is a gift of trust.
When I ask my children to obey me, I am asking them to trust my love for them.
I don’t ask it as a test, I ask them to follow my directions because I want the best for them.
“God, teach me lessons for living so I can stay the course. Give me insight so I can do what you tell me— my whole life one long, obedient response.” (Psalm 119:33-40 MSG)
What do we need insight into? We need insight into God heart.
When I see God’s heart for me and all he has gone through to reach me (the cross and beyond), I realize that obedience is the gateway to prosperity and freedom. I realize he is asking me to trust him because he loves me.
Obedience is uncomfortable but it is the very best kind of uncomfortable – the kind that makes you grow.
If you have been praying for God to grow you, don’t be surprised when he asks you to do something that is outside of your comfort zone.
Be uncomfortable for the right reasons- because you are trusting God.