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You have to do it to get it.

Updated on March 17, 2013

It is just as important to do it.

“Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it” Luke 11:28 New International Version

It is one thing to hear God speak to you, it is just as important to do it.

Think of a child.

The parent informs them it is important to go outside in the cold rain with a coat on.

They hear but do not obey.

What is the end result?

They get sick.

So too it is with God.

When He instructs you to do something it is for your own good.

If you refuse to obey Him you will suffer for it.

When you are suffering why be stupid and crybaby to God: “Why are you doing this to me?”

Now how are you going to hear the word of God if you are sitting in front of the idiot box instead of reading your Bible or listening to sermons online?

Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.Psalm 37:4 New International Version

As you delight in doing Gods will in your life, your desires will turn from whining for God to give to you but for God to change your desires to do for Him. When you do this your life will be filled with joy, purpose and meaning.

Then you will get the blessings God intends for you to get.

“Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” Matthew 6:25–34 New International Version

Prayer: Holy Spirit my mentor, please give me the wisdom to not just hear the word but to do it. I humbly ask in the name of He who obeyed the Fathers will during His earthly ministry Jesus Christ. Amen.

May you be blessed with Gods divine love, peace and joy.


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      teacherjoe52 4 years ago

      Good morning little sister.

      A very wise insight we all need.

      May you be blessed with the appreciations of our beautiful saviors blessings.

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      It is a great reminder to us. We sometimes focus to our problem and forget the people around us. We need to appreciate the blesssings not the sufferings.

      Thanks for sharing your lovely hub.

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      teacherjoe52 4 years ago

      Good morning sweet little sister.

      Thank you.

      Yes Jesus and I have walked a very interesting road so far in life.

      He always gives me surprises when I go to Hong Kong.

      I wonder what He has in store for me this week.

      God bless you with many wonderful adventures as you walk with Him to Heaven.

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Read your profile, very interesting. Hope you have told more of your life in your writings here, I would be interested to read about it. God bless you.

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      teacherjoe52 4 years ago

      Good morning precious little sisters.

      Yes April it is actually funny sometimes when people refuse to listen to God, get into trouble and then crybaby God why did you let this happen to me.

      Yes Mekenzie we need not just hear but to obey. It prevents a lot of trouble in our lives.

      May you be blessed with Gods blessing as you are obedient children.

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      Susan Ream 4 years ago from Michigan

      Very important truths held here teacherjoe. The word does us no good unless we surrender under its teachings. We must obey it to experience the mighty hand and blessings of God in our lives.

      Reflecting on these truths led me to remember what James said:

      "Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like." James 1:23,24.

      Simple really - but the flesh pulls us into neglect of the word and that means a weakening of the spirit. We need Him and in Him we find ourselves complete .. lacking nothing.

      Have a beautiful day brother - bask in His mercy and His goodness!


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      April Reynolds 4 years ago from Arizona

      Good Morning Teacherjoe! If we love God we will obey him, that is better than sacrifice. Of course we have to take the time to hear what he has to say. I get frustrated when people blame God for the consequences of their own choices. Good hub, have a great day!

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      teacherjoe52 4 years ago

      Good morning sister.

      I deeply respect you for what you are doing and with reverence you are included in my morning talk with our beloved.

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      Dora Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Teacher Joe, we appreciate your kind concern and your prayers. It means the world to me. Thank you, again and again.

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      teacherjoe52 4 years ago

      Good morning precious little sisters.

      Very well said MsDora. The tow go hand in hand faith and obedience.

      How is your momma? I pray for you every day.

      Thank you for such a beautiful blessing Blossom.

      Many times when I have in faith obeyed what was not understood in the moment God revealed some amazing things to me through the obedience teaches.

      How is your husband handling retirement? I pray every day God guides him to a fulfilling career in serving Jesus with his time now.

      God bless you with His divine love, peace and joy.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Obedience is a lesson learned that will help make life understandable. Thanks for the reminder and encouragement. Blessings, dear brother.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      God's love, peace and joy be with you, too. A good write with good thoughts. Thank you.

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      Dora Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Obedience is very important to God. We demonstrate our faith in our obedience. Thanks for emphasizing and re-emphasizing that great truth.