Do you know what I believe is the best reward for obedience, what I believe to be one of the most compelling reasons for choosing to obey God? It is this: Obedience leads to a powerful, confident life. When you are obedient, and when you allow yourself to be led by God through the unexpected, you then have a confidence based on the fact that you know you are exactly where God wants you to be. You won’t find yourself doubting the circumstances in your life or the direction things are going.
Although you might not know exactly where God’s will is taking you, you can trust God to watch over and stay with you. And even though life may take surprising turns, the way is not unexpected to God. He knows what is happening and why. All He calls you to do is to trust Him. Walk in confidence knowing that “though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me” (Psalm 23:4).
Lord, thank You for leading me to the center of Your will.
Help me to see Your hand in everything that comes my way
as I follow You today. Amen.