Small Steps of Obedience

“This morning I was reading the story of the blind man who was healed by Jesus in John chapter nine and I noticed several lessons from that passage. We learn that God sometimes uses our circumstances in life to bring glory to Himself. We learn that He chooses how and when He will do a work in our life. We also notice the analogy of having our eyes opened from spiritual blindness.

But, there is another truth that we shouldn’t miss. Verses 6 and 7 tell us, “When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. And He said to him, ‘Go, wash in the pool of Siloam’… So he went and washed, and came back seeing.”

Now, I think we would all agree that Jesus could’ve spoken the healing into existence, but He chose not to. Instead, He told the man to go and wash the clay from his eyes. It was only after this act of obedience that the man received his healing.

This tells me that, at times, when Jesus is in the midst of doing something miraculous in our life, He might ask us to take some small step of obedience to make that miracle a reality.

Perhaps Jesus is ready to do a great work in your life and He is waiting for you to take that step of obedience. Believe me, it would be to our benefit not to keep Him waiting. ”


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