In my Bible reading this morning I was reading in Luke 9:35. In this scripture verse God speaks to John, Peter and Andrew. Jesus had taken them with him on the mountain to pray. It is here that Moses and Elijah appeared to him. There is much in this story but what gripped me was when God’s voice spoke to John, Peter and Andrew. He said, “This is My Son, My Chosen One; listen to and yield to and obey Him!”
I can’t tell you how many times I ask God to speak to me so I get His insights in whatever the situation might be. In so doing, I listen to Him. If I then don’t surrender (yield) myself to His message by surrendering and then obey Him by following through with what I’ve listened to, I am now disobedient.
God has never spoken to me with a message like this: “If you feel like doing this, I’d suggest….” No, God is always clear and precise when He speaks and gives insights. When He told the three to listen, yield and obey, it wasn’t an option. It isn’t an option today either. I want to be a much better follower of His leading in my life. God is such a magnificent Father and I want to be a son who obeys by listening and yielding so I obey His commands.