August 19, 2013

Immediate Obedience

Hello! Happy Monday!!! It's the beginning of a new work week and I'm so excited to continue my journey here on my blog! The video listed below is simply an account of how I learned the importance of immediate obedience.

1st Samuel 30 is a chapter that tells the story of David's conflict with the Amalekites. In short, David and his men set up shop in the city of Ziklag. On the 3rd day, they traveled and went outside the city. However, when they came back from the day's journey, they found that the Amalekites took their women, children and belongings. In addition to that, the Amalekites had the nerve to burn the city down. So David and his men were understandably upset. Their grief was so intense that at one point, the men were tempted to stone David since he was the leader. David took the time out to tap into God for strength and encouraged himself in the Lord. He consulted God and asked what he should do next. God told him to take up his men, go find the Amalekites and fight. God also told them that they would win the fight! There are so many lessons in this first part of the story but I'd like to hang out in the obedience concept for a second.

Nowhere in the text  does David hesitate to be obedient to what God told him to do. Oftentimes, God will give us a command and we will spend time worrying about the what ifs, whys and hows. If God told you to do something and the command goes right in line with who He is and what He can do, hesitation shows our lack of trust in the one who created us. It is a slap in the face to Him. Trust God. Believe His Word. He cannot lie. Listen and take action the first time around. Don't delay. Be obedient today!


  1. This is great, Danielle!! Keep it up. Very encouraging! - Sasha

    1. Awww Sasha!!! Hey girl! Thank you for the encouragement! :)