It's the most powerful thing on this planet.
And it can be the power behind what God asks of us.
Recently God has asked something of me. I have had to decide to obey Him. As I was pondering about whether or not I was going to do what I felt Him asking of me, He spoke very specifically to me.
He said..."I am asking this of you because I love you. I love you so much. I'm not trying to frustrate your life, or make your life difficult or punish you. I simply love you too much not to require this of you right now."
This word from the Lord helped me decide to move forward in obedience. As soon as I heard this, I knew I could do what He was asking of me. I could do it because His love is powerful and if He loved me enough to ask me, I decided I could trust Him to help me.
I am anxious to go on this journey with the Lord. I am wondering what He is going to teach me, how I am going to change and what lessons I will come away with.
I have learned that when I choose to obey God in situations like this, the obedience is often the key to unlocking His amazing provision and power in my life. I'm also feeling as though God is going to use my obedience to protect my life in some way too. Not sure how, but I get a strong sense that protection is a part of why He is asking of me what He is.
How about you? Is God asking of you something difficult? Is He calling you out of the boat and onto the water? Are you scared you won't be able to do it? Are you wondering why He is asking this of you?
Remember.....He is asking because He loves you. He knows you better than you know yourself. He wants to take you places you have never gone before in your walk with Him.
Obey. Just do it. No matter how scared or hard it seems....
I can guarantee you this.....He will be with you and by your side through it all.