I think if we better understood how obedience to God produces an extraordinary life, we would dedicate more time to Him. If you look at Hebrews chapter 11 which lists some of the most extraordinary people in the Old Testament, it ends with a challenge by the Apostle Paul. He wrote: “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” (Hebrews 12:1‬) The greatest race is run by placing our faith in being obedient to God.

Obedience opens the door to God’s extraordinary plan for our life!‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

The more obedient we are to God, the more clearly we can sense His Spirit drawing and leading us. No one has anything more important to say to us than God. There is no source of knowledge more perfect than His. We may lose ourselves in books, entertainment or the company of people we admire but none will impact us like losing ourselves in Him in complete obedience.

When I contemplate the years I spent pursuing knowledge OUTSIDE of God—it’s usefulness does not hold a candle to the knowledge I’ve gained IN His Word. The best evidence of His wisdom has been the way He has changed my heart. His holy presence diminishes my desire for sin.

I am grateful for His merciful patience with me as I am a stubborn piece of work!

I’m thankfully reminded of all He has done through this broken girl! He uses broken people to help other broken people and He uses the weak to confound the mighty. We don’t have to be anything special (by the world’s standards) to do extraordinary things, we just need to be OBEDIENT–because He already believes we are special and He has an extraordinary plan for each of us!

When we live in God’s extraordinary plan, we NEVER want to go back to a life of unsatisfying disobedience. The more obedient we become, the more extraordinary our life becomes because we are no longer weighed down by sin. We, too, can be a hero of faith and join that great “cloud of witnesses” who lived extraordinary lives.

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