Today's Reading: 1 Kings 12-13; Luke 22:1-20
Today's Thoughts: Trust and Obey
And all the prophets prophesied so, saying, "Go up to Ramoth Gilead and prosper, for the Lord will deliver it into the king's hand." Then the messenger who had gone to call Micaiah spoke to him, saying, "Now listen, the words of the prophets with one accord encourage the king. Please, let your word be like the word of one of them, and speak encouragement." And Micaiah said, "As the Lord lives, whatever the Lord says to me, that I will speak." 1 Kings 22: 12-14
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How often do we ask for the truth but really do not want to hear it? How often are we told the truth yet refuse to act on it? These issues usually only matter when the truth is bad news. Good news is great to hear and much easier to respond to. But, selective truth is not our option, especially in our walk with the Lord. The Lord is always ready and willing to lead and guide us. We can come to Him with questions and He will answer. Are we willing to do what He is telling us to do? When His answers do not match what we expecte, we must make the decision right then to obey His Word. Otherwise, we start thinking too much and allow the enemy time to deceive our thoughts. Pride, selfishness and a hard heart destroy our obedience to God. The bottom line: we ask, God answers, we obey. None of this, "but God" stuff will work.
If our hearts are truly set on following the Lord, then our relationship with Him will be one of surrender, faith and obedience. God is so good to listen to us and to grant us answers to our prayers, however, God is still God. He is not a God that plays games with us. He is always straight up with the truth, no compromise. Be reverent in how you seek His will for your life and be honest with Him about your struggles in how to obey. Do not try to manipulate His answers or escape His requests for obedience. Be willing to surrender your pride, be honest about your fears and seek the Lord's help in the next step of whatever He is telling you to do. Remember, the Lord only has our best interests in mind and He knows what is best for us. Trust and obey for there is no other way.
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