I read something that really got my attention: In Gen 44 v 2 Joseph tells a steward to put his silver cup in Benjamin's sack along with the money they had used to buy grain and the steward did according to what Joseph had said.
That jumped out at me. Firstly, Joseph asked the steward to do something odd. And secondly, the steward just obeyed! He did not question the request! I felt the Lord was telling me, "I know I ask you to do things that in the world don't make sense, but just obey in faith because I have things under control."
Another example of outright obedience despite the request sounding, um.., somewhat odd, was the walking around the walls of Jericho. Would you have raised your eyebrows just a little bit? I would have!
|Obey - and watch your spiritual walls come down!|
All I can say to this is Isaiah 55 v 8: "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, and My ways are not your ways," declares the Lord.
My encouragement to you is to trust and obey God outright. Obedience brings blessings. God's blessings are much to be desired. And believe me, obedience is something I have to work on big time too so don't feel alone.
Linking this week with (click on the names below to follow the blog hop link):
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