Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word, it tells you what’s important. If you could develop or increase a skill in your life, that would be most valuable to you, that would make you most effective... What would it be? By far, the skill of obedience. Jesus said, “If you love me you will obey what I command.” The first test the disciples ever faced was that skill of obedience. “Come, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Their moment of truth. Do you have the skill of obedience? They either obeyed and followed him, or they could decide not to. His plan for their day, meant they had to forsake their own plans for today. God’s Word says – they left their nets, and followed Him. They left their plans and followed His plan. They went with Him. That is exactly what God has for you! If you learn to obey – God can lead you in the plans He has for your good, He can then fulfill His purpose for you. Which He promised to do. But if there was another skill most valuable to your effectiveness as a person? It would probably be listening. If you don’t hear His voice, how can you obey what He told you? Listening is a demonstration of humility. It’s humbling yourself in practice. First hear, then obey. Humble yourself before God. He knows, you don’t. He’s right, you’re not. What He says goes. If not now, surely then. You choose now. So how do you hear God’s voice? There are two things God tells you, what to do, and what to know. If you hear Him, you can know, and you can do what He has for you. PiVAT before dinner is hearing practice. You need it every day. He’ll give you the plans He has for you for tomorrow. They are so good! PRISM is hearing practice. Throughout the day – come back to His Word. He will confirm what He told you to do and tell you what you need to know for today! His timing is perfect, it will amaze you! If you’ve fallen off these two habits, just download the 3-Day PiVAT Journal from hearwelldone.org (From the Home Page, click on Step 1 – PIVAT) Ask someone to a Daily Call with you for 3 days or a week, so you can overcome together! If you submit to His Word and His Way – obedience will take you on a journey of blessing, peace, hope, and joy in your life. But if you don’t obey God’s Word you’ll miss out on His presence, and all the good He longs to give you. Plus you’ll get the results of disobedience – that leads to death. Why don’t people obey? They don’t fear God, they want to do their own thing, they’d rather enjoy sin for a season. But you are not guaranteed tomorrow. This very night your life may be required of you. It’s appointed unto man once to die, not everyone gets 77.4 years on average. The longer you wait to obey, the more you miss out on God’s goodness, blessing, and purpose for you. God wants you on the path of obedience, so you are on the path of blessing. His blessing becomes your companion and destination. Hear, Obey, Love God, Serve Others. Get that skill of Listening, so you can hear His voice. And then get that most important skill of Obeying. Be instant in obedience. There is great joy in obedience. Celebrate every little step – whether you see the benefit and reward instantaneously or not. If you obey – you can know this. Good is coming. God is blessing you – already!
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!