Though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered. Hebrews 5:8

The path of obedience is not an easy path. When we travel on a path we are not familiar with, into unknown places, we can start wondering if we are traveling in the right direction.

Following God’s will can seem like that too. The Lord may reveal His plan to us, but the steps to achieving it are not always apparent. To learn obedience requires moving ahead at God’s signal, even when the way is not clear.

As we travel along this path of obedience, we will most likely experience conflict. Challenges could arise because what we think or want is contrary to God’s plan. Or there could be conflict between God’s values and our own; between His desires and our ambition.

As children of light, we must be ready to walk in the light of the revealed word of God. When He provides light for our path, we must be obedient and follow.

A life of obedience also includes placing value on the wise counsel of those who are mature in the things of God. The Lord speaks to us in the voice of men and women who are yielded to Him. Though they are human, they can also speak the mind of God into our lives.

God, out of His great love, will discipline us in order to turn us back toward Him. Obedience to God requires that we accept our mistakes when they are made known to us so that we can correct our ways and stay on the paths of righteousness.

Prayer: Give me an obedient heart, O Lord, and order my steps in the right path.