Listening to the Lord has a bright future in store for us. It is a stepping stone for the following.
- To be with gifts. Christians must be with God’s gifts. Gifts are an essential way of maintaining an intimate relationship with Him. They aid us to testify of Him vibrantly. Paul says the following. “So that you are not lacking in any gift, awaiting eagerly the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Cor. 1:7).
- To exhibit good discipline and be immovable in faith. Nothing gives God more joy than to see us in this manner. It is like parents watching their children become responsible adults. “For even though I am absent in body, nevertheless I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good discipline and the stability of your faith in Christ” (Col. 2:5). If we want the best from God, we must not carry indiscipline.
- To never doubt Christ, but always trust in His ability to surprise us. “But some of them said, ‘Could not this man, who opened the eyes of the blind man, have kept this man also from dying?’” (John 11:37). Trusting Him when situations are not amiable is one of the finest acts of righteousness. Doubting Him grieves Him and we do not want to go that way. It takes our faith a few steps backwards. He may still help us, but if we continue doubting Him, we risk giving up on the great amount of time spent in trusting Him with His promises.