But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
Have you gone away sad?
When you are inspired to go to the Lord and ask what He would have of you; be ready for the answer. To say you surrender all sounds wonderful and is the response that strong worship, praise and prayer invoke.
Psalm 37:4-6 Seek your happiness in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desire. 5 Give yourself to the Lord; trust in him, and he will help you; 6 he will make your righteousness shine like the noonday sun. (Good News Translation)
Please understand, it is in the next level of warfare where God gives you what you asked Him for. You get more of Him, more insight, more revelation, and things change.
Romans 8:11If the Spirit of the One who resurrected Jesus from the dead lives inside of you, then you can be sure that He who raised Him will cast the light of life into your mortal bodies through the life-giving power of the Spirit residing in you. (The Voice)
John 14:12-13 I assure you and most solemnly say to you, anyone who believes in Me [as Savior] will also do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these [in extent and outreach], because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask in My name [as My representative], this I will do, so that the Father may be glorified and celebrated in the Son. (Amplified Bible)
Will the devil just move to the side and allow you to walk in this deeper place? No, the enemy will attack you more often and harder, or so you think. Problems at home double, on the job triple, and at church quadruple. You promise to do whatever God says until you find out what you have to do. At this point; what do you do? Do you dig in and see the salvation of the Lord, while you allow the Lord to grant your request and strengthen your resolve. Or, do you change your mind because the battle is “more than you can bear”?
Psalm 27:13-14 I would have lost heart, unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the Lord In the land of the living. 14 Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord! (New King James Version)
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, I am often surprised at Your answer when I ask You, “What do You want me to do?” I confess I hope it is something I already thought You would require. I don’t want to go away sad when Your answer is, “Get up early every morning and talk to Me”. “Lift My name everywhere you go, no matter the response.” “Be encouraging to someone who is belittling or mishandling You.” “Give an extra 10% in tithes and offering today”. “Ask someone to forgive you when they are at fault.” The greatest gift I can give; the greatest response I can have to Your answer, is to say yes. I have to “want to” allow Your love to shine through me by being obedient. I don’t want to go away sad. I want to go away rejoicing and living out Your will for my life…
Father my answer is yes every time…in Jesus Name!!!