There’s A Reason For That Command

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“Don’t run in the street.”

“Don’t talk to strangers.”

“Wash your hands before you eat.”

These are all things I have told my children at one time or another. If you are a parent, you know that I told my children these things so they’d be safe.

It’s the same with God. When He tells us to do something, either through His word or in prayer, it’s because He wants to keep us safe, and keep us from harm.

I remember years ago, I was walking up my stairs, when I heard Him whisper, Put on some shoes.

My first thought was, I’m in the middle of something. Why would I want to put on my shoes?

A few moments later I was on the floor in pain, holding my foot that I had just broken. If I had listened, it would have taken only a few moments, and saved me a whole lot of pain and trouble.

So next time you feel that inner leading of the Holy Spirit, or something jumps out at you in the word, make sure you follow through. The Lord is telling you these things because He wants the best for you. He is a good Father.

My Father taught me, “Take my words to heart. Follow my commands, and you will live” (Proverbs 4:4 NLT).