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January 4, 2016
Obedience is Paramount
"But Samuel said, 'How can I go? If Saul hears about it, he will kill me."' I Samuel 16:2

God had rejected Saul as the King of Israel (vs.1) and was sending Samuel to find and anoint the next King of Israel. God knew exactly who and where the next King of Israel was so He directed Samuel to go to Bethlehem, to the house of Jesse because God had chosen one of Jesse's sons as the next king.

Samuel's initial reaction to this request was to tell God that Saul would kill him if he found out why he was going to Bethlehem. So God laid everything out for Samuel so he could go to Bethlehem, find and anoint the next king and remain alive. Samuel did everything God told him to do, just the way God told him to do it, and everything went well. 

As we enter the a New Year many of us are asking God to elevate us, bring us further into our Promised Land or we're asking God to open doors for new opportunities. God is not only willing but He's able to do everything we ask but, are we willing to obey what He tells us to do?

God knows exactly where He wants to take us, who He wants us to cross paths with and how He wants our gifts, talents and abilities to be used to bring us to our next level. But, are we willing to leave our comfort zones? Are we willing to face our fears and go anyway? Are we wiling to trust God even when we can't trace Him and have no idea how we're going to get where we want to be following God's lead?

Samuel saved his own life by being obedient to God. Are you and I willing to expand, enlarge and increase our lives by being obedient to God? Only time will tell.

"Walk in obedience to all that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess." Deuteronomy 5:33 
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