Read the Fine Print

Buy one get one free, save an extra 50% – off both of these sound like great deals.  That is of course until you actually go in the store and realize that there are specific conditions you must follow in order to take advantage of these deals.  God recently gave me a revelation about this and how we can apply it to our daily life. I truly believe that each and every person on this earth was created for greatness.  The Bible reminds us that when God created us, He did so in His image.  He created each of us with a purpose in mind and a destiny set before us.  There are however, stipulations or as I mentioned earlier, specific conditions that apply.

In order for the greatness that God has placed deep down on the inside of you to manifest, there is a requirement from you as well.  There is a certain expectation that God has in regards to the way you live your life.  Don’t get me wrong; I am not in any way suggesting that He wants you to be perfect.  What I am saying however is that He wants you to live right.  Be kind to one another, show respect, walk in love and lastly be obedient. God wants you to be obedient to Him.  He wants to bless you.  He wants to enlarge your territory, but He also wants you to do what He asks you to do.

I hear all the time about the promises of God, and I truly believe them to be true.  On the flip side of that, I never hear about the requirements in order to get them.  You must be obedient to God.  If God is speaking to you to do something, do it.  Simply put.  God speaks to each and every one of us.  A lot of times we call it our conscious, or a gut feeling.  I call it God.  The blessings and promises of God are there ready for you.  There are however, things that must first take place in order to receive them.  Take time to reflect for just a moment.  Are you being obedient?  Obedience in strength.  Obedience is action.  At the end of the day, obedience is a small gift to God.  It is your way to show and not just say that you believe.

Thought Check:

“But Samuel replied: “Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the LORD? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.” (1 Samuel 15:22 NIV)

“If you love me, obey my commandments.” (John 14:15 NLT)

“He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” (Luke 11:28 NIV)

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