Follow God’s Revealed Will
“The LORD was with Samuel as he grew up, and he let none of Samuel’s words fall to the ground.” (1 Samuel 3:19)
God works in the lives of those who are growing in him and doing what he has guided them to do. God used Samuel in a mighty way because Samuel sought to accomplish God’s will among the people. God also used David because David was a man after God’s own heart. There are countless examples in the Bible of people who did what God told them to do, and their work was blessed in a unique way.
If we desire to grow in the Lord, and if we want to be effective in our Christian walk, we must be willing to act upon the revealed will of God. When God knows that we will follow his direction, we become fit to be used by him and are prepared for every good work that he has for us to do.
The Bible is filled with stories of men and women who carefully followed God’s Word. It is important that we regularly spend time in God’s Word, soaking our hearts in it, sowing to the Spirit by reciting our verses to him, and soaking with the Spirit so that what we do today will echo into eternity.
Ask yourself: Am I a person God can reveal his will to, knowing that I will perform it? Am I a person who consistently practices spiritual concepts by immersing myself in God’s Word? Is Christ increasing in my life and am I decreasing? Am I being consumed more and more by the eternal rather than the temporal?
we faithfully do what God tells us to do.
“For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sigh, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous.” (Romans 2:13)
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever.” (Psalm 111:10, NASB)