In Exodus 20:6, we see the Lord telling Moses as he’s receiving the ten commandments about His love and reward for those who obey His laws and commands.
“But I lavish my love on those who love and obey my commands, even for a thousand generations”
I don’t think we ever think of the good things that come to us for obeying the Lord. I think that most of the time we’ll think selfishly what we are losing or not gaining by obeying, when in reality, we need to be the opposite. We need to start thinking about how we want to obey simply because we don’t want to hurt God, because we want to live as our creator wants us to. In doing so, He promises that we will be loved abundantly and so will our generations. Don’t you want that? Don’t you want to know that your kids, your kids’ kids, and so on will be blessed because YOU obeyed?
Let’s stay faithful to our God. Let’s stay within His will for our lives. Let’s obey Him because we want to, not because we have to. Let’s analyze our relationship with Him. If we see that our relationship is more of a “I have to” feeling instead of a “I want to”, pray that God may change that and intervene more. Pray that He may overwhelm you with His abundant love so that you can understand why you should want to obey.
Thank you for reading today. God bless you and may He strengthen you to stay within His will. If you need someone to talk to or want to talk to someone, I am open and willing to listen. contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 847-322-0518