Week 2 | Thursday – The Role of Obedience
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
JAMES 1:22, NIV
Have you ever tried giving advice to someone who didn’t want to listen? Maybe it was a child or a friend, a co-worker or a boss... or a spouse—but we’ll let that one go! It’s not that they couldn’t physically hear you, but you knew they wouldn’t listen to what you had to say. When you know someone won’t listen, does it make you want to talk with them?
In a similar way, why would God speak to us if He knows we won’t listen? You’ll hear God a lot clearer when you predetermine to listen and obey what He says. Think of it like tuning in to your favorite radio station. You have to tune in to the right frequency in order to hear. What’s God’s frequency? It’s surrender.
When you fully surrender to God, it places you in a position to hear His voice more clearly. That’s why we started week one of our journey with surrender. We don’t surrender simply because God is good. We surrender because He’s God. What He says is absolute for our lives. So right now, determine in your heart that when God speaks to you during this Beyond journey, no matter what He says, you will obey. And you’ll be amazed at how much clearer His voice will be.
WHAT IS GOD SAYING TO ME?
HOW CAN I APPLY IT?
TALK TO GOD ABOUT IT.