the blessing ALWAYS comes after the obedience

My long-time accountability sister has said these words to me countless times…

               the blessing ALWAYS comes after the obedience, never before.

True words spoken right there. And, really, God said it first…

Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Joshua 1:8

I shared this truth with a friend about a month ago. She is stepping out in faith and embracing a complete life change that will move her to the other side of this country. She knows what she is supposed to do… she just is very unsure of what that looks like in real life.  Yet, she goes with joy trusting in the One who called her to it.

Isn’t it just like God that while I was saying “the blessing always comes after the obedience” to her, He was preparing my heart to take a step of faith and to trust Him for the unseen?

On a very wet Thursday at the end of March, I’m reflecting, again, on this truth that my friend has poured in to me and marveling that my God still surprises me with great blessings!

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