“For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.”
How often do we find ourselves in situations where we wish we had just listened to God? We knew full well what He wanted us to do, we heard His warnings, we saw His path away from temptation and evil, but continued on the road we were traveling.
Last week I told you a story that could have ended much differently had I just listened to God. In all reality the fun I had that night does not make up for how I felt after the party was over. I knew I let down myself, my parents and friends, and I knew I let God down.
Something that I often forget (and I'm sure I'm not the only one) is that we are part of the kingdom of God. If He has a kingdom then He is our King, and as King He is the one we should be listening to. As I said in the last blog I kept arguing with God about my strength and my faith, earth to Dougie; He is your King!
It is so easy for us to justify our actions by the world’s morals. Most without faith would think that going to that party was ok and the events that followed were out of my control. The fact that what happened at the party being out of my control is somewhat true, but that does not negate the fact that God didn’t want me there in the first place. Our King is full of power and wisdom, and for this reason we need to do whatever it takes to listen to His guidance.
When we listen to what the King wants us to do amazing things happen. When amazing things happen we are able to show the glory of God. When God’s glory is shown then we are able to help build His kingdom.