“For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.”
“Now therefore if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:
And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation.
These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the house of Israel.”
A few of Webster’s definitions for the action word “go” include: to proceed; to move or start to move; to engage in a specified activity; to function; to become; to enjoy participating in or partaking of; to happen; to succeed.
I am ready to GO, Lord! I’ve waited patiently ALL year long. So where is this promise, God? Oh – I glossed over the “after you have done the will of God” part of Hebrews 10:36? Oops! Help me to be obedient to your voice, Lord!
If you’ve felt like you were running in place with God’s hand holding onto your shirt collar or your shoulders – get ready! He’s about to release you in the greatness of His glory – and when you go forth, you’ll be like a rocket taking off with so much energy, drive, dynamism, and power that He’ll sit back watching you while saying, “Look at My child go!” For Him to entrust His authority to us, we must prepare and plan to participate in the process as yielded vessels who have no problems saying, “Yes Lord, according to Your will be it unto me.”
In order to prepare to go forth in His fullness, we must remember these essential components of obedience:
1. Make a decision to obey Him – it starts in the mind!
2. Commit to discipline ourselves – our flesh must be subject to His Holy Spirit!
3. Demonstrate determination and bring forth good fruit – we must persistently pursue His purpose for our lives exhibit
We want the promises He has for us in 2007 – are we willing to pay the price?
Obedience at ANY cost is what the Master requires of each of us…
© Copyright 2006 by Kayren J. Cathcart