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4.21.2009

Simon Says

Remember playing "Simon Says" during recess when you were in elementary school. Your whole class would line up, four rows consisting of 5 students each. As the Simon of the day, you called the shots.

"Simon says, 'Jump on one foot,' " you'd bellow and then laugh as your classmates tried to jump on one foot without falling over.

"Simon says, 'Jump on one foot and pat your belly at the same time,' " came your next set of instructions. This time you laughed even harder as you observed how silly they all looked.

"Stop!" you'd scream followed up by a quick, "you're out, you're out, you're out! Simon didn't say stop!"

This elementary school game reminds me of our relationship with God. When God says something to us, no matter what it may be, we are supposed to do it. Whatever He says, absolutely no questions asked, just do it. What happens when we follow the instructions the world gives us? We disqualify ourselves from allowing God to use us. Through Noah's obedience to God, God was able to use him.


"So Noah did everything exactly as commanded him."
Genesis 6:22, NLT

God has given specific instructions for our lives. If we obey what He says, these instructions will gives us hope and a future that will be blessed by Him. Is God satisfied with the way you are obeying His instructions? God's instructions, His precepts, His laws are not meant to harm or cramp our style, rather they are meant to prosper us and to grow us to be the person He created us to be.


" 'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.' "
Jeremiah 29:11, NIV


Do you love God enough to obey His commandments with all your heart and not ask questions?

2 Lovely Thoughts Shared:

Ruth A Stiles said...

it is hard to not ask questions...especially when we don't understand. I constantly find myself wanting more or not being satisfied or questioning/doubting God's will...This is was great post and similar to one I just posted last night!
Thanks for the thoughts

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Great post my friend! Definitely something to think about. I try to follow without asking questions, but sometimes my human doubt gets in the way. Thanks for putting it into perspective for us.