If you listen obediently to the Voice of God, your God, and heartily obey all his commandments that I command you today, God, your God, will place you on high, high above all the nations of the world. All these blessings will come down on you and spread out beyond you because you have responded to the Voice of God, your God: God’s blessing inside the city, God’s blessing in the country; God’s blessing on your children, the crops of your land, the young of your livestock, the calves of your herds, the lambs of your flocks. God’s blessing on your basket and bread bowl; God’s blessing in your coming in, God’s blessing in your going out. Deuteronomy 28:1-6 MSG
God loves when we fully obey Him in everything He asks of us. As we obey Him and follow His commandments then we will be blessed. I love how He promises us His blessings, whether it's something big or something simple. Obedience pleases God and I think a lot of us will be surprised with the cool blessings God gives us when we listen to Him.
Obedience is definitely an area where I struggle daily. It's not always easy to obey God. I think many of us allow fear or doubt to get in the way of obeying Him. It's never easy to say, “Yes’" when God is calling you to something greater. Sometimes it's even challenging to do the simple things He asks of us. I want to constantly be reminded that no matter what I want to do or what's convenient for me, I need to obey God because there's blessing in obedience.
God, help me to constantly obey You in everything You ask of me. Help me to want to obey You more, but not just because of the things You will bless me with, but because it pleases You. Amen.
Cassie DeLuce, Worship Team Member