How to Obey God for his Best in Your Life

I often pray for guidance, favor, healing, strength, wisdom, prosperity, happiness and to be free of fear. I even pray that I will have restful sleep, free from pain and anxiety. God loves to answer prayers for his children, BUT if we do not do what he is asking us to do, he cannot bless us.

In order to see blessings, impact and progress in our lives, we have to first do our part of what God is asking us..

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God won’t do for you what you can do yourself. You must do what you can do, and then trust God to do what you can’t. When we humble ourselves and ask for His help, then He’s able to release His power in our situations. It’s only then that we can really enjoy life.-Joyce Meyer


What does this mean to me?

  • If we pray for more energy and God tells us to drink less soda, and walk our dog daily. If we only drink less soda but don’t walk our dog, we won’t receive the benefits of energy from God.
  • If we pray for healing in our marriage, and God is telling us to forgive our spouse, or hold back our critical comments; if we refuse, we will not receive healing to our marriage.

This principal is demonstrated really well in Proverbs 3:

 

Store my commands in your heart. If you do this, you will live many years, and your life will be satisfying. Proverbs 3:1-2

1st what is the heart:

  • Mind {your thoughts}
  • Will {your ambitions}
  • Emotions {your feelings}
  • Conscious {your moral compass}

God is saying: know, remember and choose his will, store his commands in your mind, thinking, ambitions, emotions, feelings and conscience. Once you choose to do this, THEN he will bless you with a long satisfying life.

 

 

Never let loyalty and kindness leave you.. Then you will find favor with both God and people, and you will earn a good reputation. Proverbs 3:3-4

Friendships are based off of loyalty and kindness.

Be loyal and kind in all areas of your life, THEN you will have satisfying relationships with God and others.

 

 

Trust in the lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all that you do, and he will show you which path to take. Proverbs 3:5-6

There’s that word heart again.

Trust god will all your thoughts, mind, emotions, feelings, and ambitions, even if it doesn’t make sense. THEN he will show you which path to take in life. THEN he will give you guidance.

Trust first, THEN the road map; otherwise, he will show you the way, and you won’t take the path because you don’t trust where it leads.

 

 

Don’t be impressed with your wisdom, instead fear the lord and turn away from evil… Then you will have healing for your body and strength in your bones. Proverbs 3:7-8

Don’t think that you can do and solve everything; that you’ll worry enough to figure it out; or that you can plan it exactly right to make it perfect.

Trust Gods wisdom and turn away from evil {trusting yourself, greed, waste, foul language, negativity, anger, bitterness}. THEN God will give you healing for your entire body and strength.

  1. Trust and rely on him
  2. turn from sin
  3. THEN he will make you healthy

 

 

Honor the Lord with your wealth… Then he will fill your barns with grain. Proverbs 3:9-10

Give god first portion of your wealth, trust him with your finances, THEN he will provide for you and overflow your barns.

  1. Give and trust
  2. THEN he will provide

 

 

Joyful is the person that finds wisdom… All her ways are satisfying… Happy are those who hold her tightly. Proverbs 3:13-18

  1. Seek gods wisdom
  2. live life according to gods wisdom
  3. THEN you will be happy, joyful and satisfied

 

 

My child don’t lose sight of common sense and discernment…

They keep you safe on your way, and your feet will not stumble.

You can go to bed without fear, you will lie down and sleep soundly.

You need not be afraid in sudden disaster or the sudden destruction that comes to the wicked, the lord will keep you from being caught in a trap. Proverbs 3:21-26

  1. Discern the will of god and his ways {see what God’s ways are}
  2. use common sense to choose his will {choose his path}
  3. THEN you will be safe, then you will have no fear, then you will sleep soundly and he  will protect you.

 


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This doesn’t mean we need to earn gods love or righteousness or blessings.

He has given us his love, righteousness and spiritual blessing as free gifts.

BUT

We are to obey his truth and convictions {by not doing what he is convicting us of, we are being disobedient}, when we do obey, we will reap a harvest in due season.

We cannot expect God’s best, by not living according to his ways.

We only get God’s best by living according to his ways.

  1. Decide to follow God’s ways
  2. Commit to knowing God’s ways, his word lights our path.
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