Guest Post by Rene Owens
It is hard to believe that it is already March. I read a blog post by Beth Moore on the Living Proof Ministries website this week that talked about how many times the word “march” is used in the Bible. It made me think about my goals for 2011 that I made in January. Sometimes, it’s hard to remember to march on when it gets tough and things aren’t going the way I expected them to in several areas of my life. This is when I have to march forward one step at a time with Christ walking with me in each step.
In our Wednesday night Bible class we talked this week about obedience. There are many stories throughout the Bible that discuss obedience. One of the first stories told in the Bible is the disobedience of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. The consequences of their sin still affect us today. Also, in the Old Testament the children of Israel were not allowed into the Promised Land immediately because of their disobedience. When God commands us to do something, he expects complete obedience immediately.
Both of the words “march” and “obedience” have rolled around in my head. What goals and dreams is God calling me to continue to march towards? Am I being completely obedient to what I hear him calling me to do in my life? Sometimes, our disobedience may not be doing something sinful but rather not doing what God has called us to do. I know that there have been times in my life that I have not wanted to do something I know God called me to do just because I didn’t want to do it. Not only was I disobedient, but I missed out on the blessing that God was ready to pour out in my life.
I encourage you to look at all the areas of your life—personal, spiritual, and business—and ask yourself if you are being obedient to what God has called you to do. If you are, I pray that you will continue to march on towards your goals and dreams. If not, I pray that you will get back on track and march forward with God to reach those goals that you set forth in January.
Rene Owens is the Spiritual Director for NACWE. She is also a Piggies and Paws Artist & Kindergarten Teacher. Find out more at www.piggiesandpaws.com or www.facebook.com/PiggiesandPaws or contact Rene at firstname.lastname@example.org.