I love how God makes ordinary things extraordinary. You can look at something mundane through your ordinary eyes but when He allows you to catch a glimpse through His lens, you get a new perspective. It is like you are seeing it for the very first time.
Two days ago, I was looking at a Suzuki Swift, nothing out of the ordinary, I look at one everyday.
Then the Lord begun to ask me if I am swift to obey Him. Yup, we moved from a car name to matters of the heart; just like that.
A couple of months ago, I used to make excuses before obeying. I had a list of cons to discourage me from writing a list of pros. I used to manage to discourage myself from walking in obedience. Common sense would have the final say; selfish ambition or should I say, self preservation would be at work.
Nowadays, I obey as I go. Most times it is uncomfortable and my flesh screams ‘DON’T DO IT! THINK ABOUT ME!!’ but I do it anyway. Sometimes it hurts; it means sacrificial giving, but I still do it. Like Abraham, I make the uneasy trip up the mountain to make my sacrifice. The voices in my head are loudest at this time, but I silence them with the promises of God. I repeat ‘He will never leave me, He will provide for all of my needs’ until the voices in my head and every fibre within me, starts to praise the name of the Lord. We move from fear to faith.
I have come to learn that my flesh is so limited. I cannot use my limited mind to try to decipher a divine command. I will never fully understand the Lord and His ways.
Are you swift to obey God?
Do you make excuses to try and negotiate your way out or do you keep walking as you raise your concerns?
May you believe God and obey; may your faith be credited to you as righteousness. Romans 4:3
Finally, the new Suzuki Swift Sport is quite the cutie BUT it ain’t got nothing on Swift obedience (: