Hello, dear friends!
Welcome to another blog post where we explore the wonderful truths of God’s word and how they can transform our lives. Today, I want to talk to you about a very important topic: how to obey God like a child from the Bible.
You see, the Bible tells us that God is our heavenly Father, and we are His children. He loves us with an everlasting love, and He has a perfect plan for our lives. He knows what is best for us, and He wants us to follow His commands and instructions. But sometimes, we may struggle to obey God. We may doubt His wisdom, resist His will, or rebel against His authority. We may think that we know better than Him, or that His ways are too hard or too boring. We may be tempted by the world, the flesh, or the devil to disobey God and do our own thing.
But this is not what God wants for us. He wants us to obey Him like a child. He wants us to trust Him, love Him, and honor Him with our whole heart. He wants us to have a childlike faith, a childlike dependence, and a childlike obedience. He wants us to be like Jesus, who said in John 4:34, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.”
So how can we obey God like a child from the Bible? Well, let me share with you three simple steps that can help us grow in our obedience to God.
Step 1: Listen to God’s Word
The first step to obey God like a child is to listen to His word. The Bible is God’s word to us. It is His love letter, His instruction manual, His roadmap for life. It reveals His character, His promises, His commands, His warnings, His wisdom, His grace, and His salvation. It is the ultimate source of truth, authority, and guidance for our lives.
If we want to obey God like a child, we need to listen to His word. We need to read it daily, study it carefully, meditate on it deeply, memorize it faithfully, and apply it practically. We need to let His word shape our thoughts, our feelings, our decisions, our actions, and our habits. We need to let His word renew our minds, transform our hearts, and conform us to the image of Christ.
The Bible says in Psalm 119:105, “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” The more we listen to God’s word, the more we will know His will and walk in His ways.
Step 2: Learn from God’s Examples
The second step to obey God like a child is to learn from His examples. The Bible is full of stories of people who obeyed God or disobeyed God. Some of them are heroes of faith who trusted God and followed Him faithfully. Some of them are villains of sin who rejected God and rebelled against Him miserably. Some of them are ordinary people who had ups and downs in their relationship with God.
If we want to obey God like a child, we need to learn from His examples. We need to look at the lives of those who obeyed God and imitate their faith, their courage,
their obedience, their love, their humility, their perseverance, their joy. We need to look at the lives of those who disobeyed God and avoid their mistakes,
The Bible says in Hebrews 13:7-8,
“Remember your leaders,
who spoke the word of God to you.
Consider the outcome of their way of life
and imitate their faith.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”
The more we learn from God’s examples,
the more we will grow in our obedience to God.
Step 3: Lean on God’s Spirit
The third step to obey God like a child is
to lean on His Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is
the one who convicts us of sin,
the one who reveals Christ to us,
the one who enables us to obey God.
If we want
to obey God like a child,
to lean on His Spirit.
to His control,
on His strength,
to His voice,
with His work.
to be filled
with His Spirit,
by His Spirit,
the fruit of His Spirit.
The Bible says in Galatians 5:16-18,
“So I say,
walk by the Spirit,
and you will not gratify
the desires of the flesh.
For the flesh desires
what is contrary to the Spirit,
and the Spirit
what is contrary to the flesh.
They are in conflict with each other,
so that you are not to do
whatever you want.
But if you are led by the Spirit,
you are not under the law.”
The more we lean on God’s Spirit,
the more we will obey God like a child.
My dear friends,
obeying God like a child
is not easy,
but it is possible.
It is not a burden,
but a blessing.
It is not a duty,
but a delight.
It is not a sacrifice,
but a privilege.
listen to God’s word,
learn from God’s examples,
and lean on God’s Spirit.
and honor God
with our whole heart.
be like Jesus,
who obeyed God like a child.
May God bless you
as you obey Him like a child.