There is a point in life and in our walk with God when the requirement becomes different. Even if you are backslidden, but have full knowledge of the truth, the requirement on you is different than the one who is a babe in Christ. Sometimes people stop serving God and living for God, but what they don’t realize that God’s requirement from them is where you should have been, had you stayed with him.
Let’s talk about obedience. There comes a time in your walk with God, where you should listen to the Lord and obey him without him having to give you an explanation. It’s like a parent with a child. When that parents says no, there are no if ands or buts. That parent may or may not tell you why. And you dare not ask. But whether that parent explains or not, you’d better not go against him, or there will be consequences.
Mature obedience means, okay God you see something I don’t see, so I am going to keep it moving and trust you. But sadly most have to suffer the consequences of their actions.
I am seeing the area that this is hardest to do is in submitting ones love life to God. I have seen it time and time again. Men and women insisting on their own way in who to marry and ending up in divorce court because they listened to their heart (desperately wicked), emotions or lust.
I know of two cases right now when the individuals were warned, but did not submit. One of the men recently admitted, he made a mistake with an marriage to someone he met online. Surprised he admitted it because I warned him.
Then another person that I know off suffered terrible health issues because they refused to wait! So many stories. I kind of have a gift to see in the area of relationships and what I see happens, good and bad.
Mature obedience is, okay God, this is not your highest and best for me, even though it feels like it. I trust you and place it on the altar.
1 Samuel 15:22-23
King James Version (KJV)
22 And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.
23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.