“The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.” Psalms 92:12
Pastor Jerry Flowers told of his disregard for the season to plant flower seeds. It was in October with daily temperatures in the 80s when he decided to plant the seeds. Despite watering and mulching the area the seeds refused to grow. The winter season passed. And the bad seeds that he gave up on and forgot about obeyed their Creator’s plan. Two months into spring with an active rainy season, the sprouts begin to flourish. The moral of the story is we cannot have it our way with the Creator God. When it is our time, we will grow and receive the blessings as determined by God.
Many of today’s Christians have decided to have it their way. In fact, the trend is to answer your own prayers and bless yourself. Loving God with all of our heart, soul, and mind is the foundation for Righteousness by Faith. “Be holy, for I am Holy.” (1 Peter 1:16).
One thing is for sure and two things are for certain–It never goes as planned and we will suffer the consequences of our disobedience.
Obedience is the determining factor that demonstrates the condition of our hearts. When we love God our focus is not to have it our way. Jesus was obedient even unto death. And if the Son of God had to learn obedience then what does God require of humanity?
God’s way is infallible and always leads us to have victorious outcomes, including the reward of eternal life.
Prayer: God, we ask You to order our steps. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.