OBEDIENCE A SURE WAY TO FLOURISHING AS A CHRISTIAN
“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.”1Samuel 15:22
Over and over again we see in the scriptures that obedience is a sure way to flourishing and sustenance. Saul disobeyed and rather than flourish, an end came to his reign as King of Israel. In 1 Kings 17:10-14, Elijah commanded the widow of Zarephath and she obeyed him which led to her and her household being sustained.
Flourishing becomes a lifestyle when obedience to God becomes a way of life.
Many times children of God ask for certain things and the Lord replies with certain answers which might not be convenient with the individual. Wisdom demands that we go with God’s opinion at all times because our flourishing lies in total obedience.