The sheep that are My own hear and are listening to My voice; and I know them, and they follow Me.” John‬ ‭10:27‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

Following instructions is very important in securing God’s blessings for our lives. Many have gotten themselves into problems and got disappointed because they did heed to God’s voice. The easiest way to hear his voice is through daily fellowship with the word and also practicing it as a lifestyle. The blessings of God is only secured by those who continue in it. It’s not for starters. It’s like a marathoniest. There no price for starters but finishers. That is the general way in which we follow His voice.

A great example for not heeding to instructions is Naomi in the book of Ruth. She and her family move to a nation without seeking God’s instructions because of the present circumstance of famine in Israel at the moment. On her return from the nation she went to for survival, she was bitter because she lost everything she had (please read Ruth 1:1-22). Had it been she sought the counsel of the Lord through the Word of the Lord or from His priest and prophets at the time being she will not get herself in the mess.

That’s why James said “But be doers of the Word [obey the message], and not merely listeners to it, betraying yourselves [into deception by reasoning contrary to the Truth]. For if anyone only listens to the Word without obeying it and being a doer of it, he is like a man who looks carefully at his [own] natural face in a mirror; For he thoughtfully observes himself, and then goes off and promptly forgets what he was like.” ‭James‬ ‭1:22-24‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

Today dedicate yourself to fellowship with God’s Word and also practice it.

Let’s pray together:

Heavenly Father, thank you for your Word. Help me by your Spirit to always practice what I study and also seek your counsel before acting presumptuously in Jesus name. Amen.