The package is soft and silky, shiny and shimmering like a star but it is still within reach, you do not need to travel a long distance to get it, it is cheap and it’s price is little and so does the prize, many are attracted to the feel and the look of it, its reach-ability and its cheapness for it needs little or no prize, many consider it as ‘ just right’ to have, to pursue, to achieve, to obtain and to keep. It is so convenient to have without any stress, it looks like the best investment anyone could have but bringing it home and unwrapping the wrapper, only to find out that it was only superficial, worthless, its only glittering but all that glitters are not gold. Because it feels and looks good and sound right does not make it right. It may be attainable but yet not beneficial, convenient but it is not the commanded, hence it is only superficial and not supernatural. It has the form but lacks the power and the sustainability.
The commanded are not always convenient, but true obedience to the commanded is the enabler to do supernatural exploits. To mention a few:
Isaac obedience to divine commandment to stay in the Gerar during a grievous economic crisis opened him up to enjoy divine revelation of investing in the right business to derive an unimaginable profit. So when men were eating what they have left, he planted his remaining seed that yielded exceeding great harvest and made him great and moved him forward, until he became exceedingly great. His willingness to obey divine instruction gives him a voice among men and made him solution provider in the nation. Gen 26
In Cana of Galilee, Mary inform Jesus that the wine had ran out and at the same time instructed the disciples to do whatever Jesus says. Jesus commanded His disciples “Fill the water pots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare [it]. When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: [but] thou hast kept the good wine until now”. The disciples experience the miraculous through obedience to the ridiculous, for they have had to lay aside tradition to follow divine instruction. Joh2:7-10
Peter a professional fisherman with many years of experience behind him but on an occasion of unproductive efforts that would have grounded his business, having toiled all night and caught nothing, obeyed the instruction of Jesus to launch his net into the deep, even though it was unprofessional, non-convenient and contrary to the rules of fishing but he recognize Jesus’ word as divine commandment to bring a turnaround to his failing fishing business. His obedience led him from having a business downturn to experiencing a Business upturn, making his little fishery business, a sole trading business to become an enterprise business Luk5:4-8.
The man that was blind from birth obeyed divine instruction, to go and wash at the pool of Siloam, experience creative miracle and he came back seeing. Joh9:1-10
It is time to call the question, am I following what is convenient or what is commanded?
If the answer is No, you can make a U-turn, and follow the path of true obedience to divine instruction of God’s Word that provides you the power to do supernatural exploits with an outflow could not be blamed on man’s professionalism, intellect, calculation, efforts, tradition and cultural believes. For it takes true obedience to the commanded word of God to experience the miraculous and do supernatural exploits. Deu 28:1-13
- And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe [and] to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: 13 And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do [them]: [Deu 28:1, 13 KJV]
- If ye love me, keep my commandments. 21He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. [Joh 14:15, 21 KJV]
If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: [Isa 1:19 KJV]