“Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?” (Romans 6:16 NKJV).
READ: Romans 6:15 – 19
Before we became born again we lived and did things according to our own desires and dictates. But as we received Jesus into our lives and surrendered to His lordship, the situation changed. Now, we, have a Master and Lord, Jesus Christ who now directs and controls our lives. Our love to please our Master grows deeper and deeper as our relationship with Him increases day by day. So also our level of obedience to His commandments increases because we would do what pleases Him and bring glory to His name.
God knows best what is good for us at any point in our lives. He can never lead us astray. All our blessings from God are tied to our total obedience to His commands. Not partial obedience but complete obedience. Not choosing to obey when it is convenient to us but total obedience at all times. The more you obey Him, the more you receive from Him. Therefore every child of God must make obedience his/her pattern of life. Pray that God should give you the grace to work on your obedience. It could be the hindrance to that long awaited blessing.
Lord, I receive grace to be totally obedient to You as my Master and Lord.