Reflect & Meditate

Do what God said!

One night my son said something so powerful to me, I sat speechless but it really had me thinking. There was so much authority in the way he said it, I know it wasn’t just from him.

After reading a WhatsApp message, I was trying to figure out what decision I should take concerning him. Then he said to me, “but mame you already said to me that I am not going anywhere until after exams, so why are you changing your mind now?” Then he just went back to what he was doing.

I was like wow! I didn’t say anything much to his reply but it really had me thinking not just about this situation but about another one too. 

Such a simple statement but so powerful. I believed it was from God. I needed to hear that because there have been things already spoken to me from God yet still I am thinking about choosing a secondary action.

There might be something that God already told you to do but because of the interference of certain people in your life, you are thinking about changing your mind on what God already said. This is just a distraction to sway you off course from the path He has already laid out for you. 

If it had not been for the intervention of my son at that moment I probably would have changed my mind. The voice of God will always bring truth and guide you in the direction but it’s ultimately up to you to decide which path you will take. 

Acts 5:17- 32

 The high priest and his officials, who were Sadducees, were filled with jealousy.  They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail.  But an angel of the Lord came at night, opened the gates of the jail, and brought them out. Then he told them,  “Go to the Temple and give the people this message of life!”

 So at daybreak the apostles entered the Temple, as they were told, and immediately began teaching.

When the high priest and his officials arrived, they convened the high council—the full assembly of the elders of Israel. Then they sent for the apostles to be brought from the jail for trial.  But when the Temple guards went to the jail, the men were gone. So they returned to the council and reported,  “The jail was securely locked, with the guards standing outside, but when we opened the gates, no one was there!”

 When the captain of the Temple guard and the leading priests heard this, they were perplexed, wondering where it would all end.  Then someone arrived with startling news: “The men you put in jail are standing in the Temple, teaching the people!”

 The captain went with his Temple guards and arrested the apostles, but without violence, for they were afraid the people would stone them.  Then they brought the apostles before the high council, where the high priest confronted them.  “We gave you strict orders never again to teach in this man’s name!” he said. “Instead, you have filled all Jerusalem with your teaching about him, and you want to make us responsible for his death!”

 But Peter and the apostles replied, “We must obey God rather than any human authority.  The God of our ancestors raised Jesus from the dead after you killed him by hanging him on a cross.  Then God put him in the place of honor at his right hand as Prince and Savior. He did this so the people of Israel would repent of their sins and be forgiven.  We are witnesses of these things and so is the Holy Spirit, who is given by God to those who obey him.”

When faced with contradicting situations, it’s always best to obey God rather than man!

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