Obedience Revisited

Sooooo…. This week started out interesting…. I received a text from a friend asking if God was telling me something and I was stewing on it or not acting due to disbelief. I guess in a way I was. I was in a tremendous amount of pain that day. I even broke my glasses when I tried to lift my leg to walk. Instead, I stumbled and fell, catching myself with my hand (on my glasses) before my face met the floor.

I had an act of obedience to do that I wasn’t resisting. I just hadn’t done it. I was “going to” do it, but hadn’t yet. (That’s code for I’ll get sidetracked and forget, so it’ll never happen, for those of you that don’t know me.) I was wracking my brain. I knew I was being told something, but I couldn’t hear it (this happens and is so frustrating), but I wasn’t willfully negligent.

Anywhooooo…. I completed that task and 99% of my pain went away. The next morning, it was 100% gone. I went from barely being able to walk normally to feeling like I’d had the best stretch of my life. Because I simply asked for it.

Anyone who knows me knows that I am cynical to say the least, but that is the truth. I walked about 4 miles that day.

I was able to pray and ask for forgiveness for both my inadvertent oversight as well as my intentional nopes. In return, I was rewarded with a pain-free day. Or Four. This is so huge.

This is the second time in as many weeks that different friends have reached out to me about things they could NOT have possibly known, but things where they were extremely accurate.

How could a God, who handles the needs of the entire world, possibly care about me? Easily. He cares about each of us. He is focused on our happiness and peace. All. The. Time. He needs us to further His Kingdom. He needs us to be His hands and feet. He needs us to trust Him completely.

Luke 12:8-10 ““I tell you, whoever publicly acknowledges me before others, the Son of Man will also acknowledge before the angels of God. But whoever disowns me before others will be disowned before the angels of God.10 And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.”
Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

 

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