OBEDIENCE IS THE KEY TO ABUNDANT LIFE!
If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land (Isaiah 1:9).
Today happens to be the International Food Day; a day set aside by the United Nations Organization to celebrate the essential and importance of food for the existence of mankind in life. The key to abundant life is in obedience to God’s Word of life. Until one learns to obey God, he can never experience and have a taste of abundant life. It is only God that has the power to make one rich without any sorrow attach to it in life. Any blessing outside God is full of sorrow in life. Of course, every Christian should endeavor to take note of the fact that obedience to God’s Word is the key to abundant life. Hence, it is absolutely the will of God for a Christian to experience abundant life through total obedience to God’s Word in life forever.
The Bible gave us a vivid account of what happened in the time of Isaac when there was a great famine in the land of the Philistines in life. Isaac wanted to relocate to Egypt because of the famine, but God asked him to remain and sow in the land. When he decided to obey God, the Bible recorded thus, “Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and the Lord blessed him” (Genesis 26:12). Therefore, Isaac was indeed blessed simply because he obeyed God’s Word into his life. The absolute and total obedience to God’s Word is of course a great avenue for a Christian to enjoy the abundance of God’s blessings in the land of the living in life forever.
Again, we saw another scenario of what happened in the New Testament when the disciples of Jesus Christ toiled all through the night without fruits of evidence in life. But when Peter obeyed Jesus Christ, the Bible recorded thus, “…cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.’ So they cast, and now they were not able to draw it in because of the multitude of fish.” In fact, it is the absolute obedience of Peter to the Word of life of Jesus Christ that actually brought in the great and abundant harvest of life. Of course, Obedience to God’s Word of life is the key to abundant life in His kingdom. Therefore, absolute and total obedience to God’s Word of life is indeed a major key factor to enjoying God’s abundant blessings in a Christian’s life forever.
Daily Tip: Do you wish and desire to experience and have a taste of abundant life? Then, a Christian should learn to absolutely obey God and His Word of life forever. Shalom!
Golden Text: And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God (Deuteronomy 28:2).
PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED
- Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
- Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
- My Father! My Father! I receive the grace of total obedience to Your Word of life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
- Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of disobedience in my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
- Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.
For Further Study: Deuteronomy 28:1-13. RBT: 2 COR. 1-3