I have something to share with you on obedience.
Some of the most disobedient people on the planet are believers. Some of the most stubborn people on the planet are Christians. The Lord has told you to take some definite action months ago but until now you have done absolutely nothing about it, yet you have the audacity to question God why he is not blessing you, why he has not answered your prayers for financial breakthrough.
The problem is your blatant disobedience to instructions.
In John 9:7: He told him, “Go wash yourself in the pool of Siloam” (Siloam means “sent”). So the man went and washed and came back seeing!
Jesus met a blind man. He spat on the ground, made some mud, rubbed it on the man’s eyes and told him to go and wash in the pool of Siloam. The blind man found his way to that pool, washed and his sight was restored.
Why didn’t Jesus heal him instantly the way he healed so many people who had the same challenge? Why didn’t Jesus wave his hands over the man’s eyes and heal him? We don’t know. But what we do know is this: Jesus gave him instructions, told him to go and do something specific, ‘wash in the pool of Siloam.’ It was a definite instruction. ‘Wash in the pool of Siloam’ could not become; ‘take a bath in the swimming pool of the best Jewish resort in Rome.’ No. He had to do what he was instructed to do if he wanted to receive his miracle.
The man was told where to go.
He was told what to do when he got there.
He obeyed and he received his miracle.
Miracles are tied to our obedience to specific instructions.
Many people refuse to obey instructions but somehow expect to receive the answers to their prayers. They do anything they like but expect to get answers to prayers. This is not how the kingdom works. Answers are tied to those instructions we receive from the Lord.
You were told:
Start a business,
Build a house,
Return to school,
Relocate to another country of to another part of your country,
Get another job,
Start a ministry,
Launch an NGO,
Call ‘Tom,’ or ‘Linda.’
It has been months, perhaps years, since you received this instruction, yet you have totally refused to take action on it.
The blind man cried out to Jesus.
Jesus gave him instructions: ’Go to the pool of Siloam and wash.’
He obeyed and his sight was restored.
What is your own ‘pool of Siloam?’ What have you been asked to do that you have refused to do? Your miracle is waiting for you at the pool of Siloam and nowhere else.
Simply do what you have been asked to do and you will be fine.
©Praise George, October, 2019.