1 Kings 2:3, “Observe what the Lord your God requires: Walk in obedience to him, and keep his decrees and commands, his laws and regulations, as written in the Law of Moses. Do this so that you may prosper in all you do and wherever you go.”
I was recently having a conversation with a friend, and we were discussing the importance of obedience to the Lord. She was telling me how the Holy Spirit was leading her to get a new car battery. So she went and had her battery tested and was told it was still good. (Even though the technician did say, sometimes the battery test can show good one day and bad the next.) However, she decided to accept the “good” test and move on.
Then shortly after that, she heard the Holy Spirit tell her again to go get a new battery. So she said she went to another store to check battery prices, but still didn’t move forward with a purchase. Then a couple of days later, she found herself sitting in a parking lot with a car that would not start because the battery was dead. Oh how she wished she had obeyed the Holy Spirit’s instructions!
How often do we toss aside those instructions from the Lord because of our own doubts, fears, or rationale? Partial obedience (battery test and pricing a battery) won’t due the trick. We have to take action, and follow through with God’s instructions. There are blessings attached to our obedience, but if we don’t follow through we may never experience what it is God has waiting for us.
Let’s pray for a continuous desire and strength to obey the Lord in all we do.