In Luke 11 Jesus addresses a woman in the crowd who asked God to bless His mother Mary but Jesus replied saying,”But even more blessed are all who hear the Word of God and put it into practice.” Within this message of Christ He is teaching us a higher level of blessing and maturity with God. For Mary was only being obedient as she gave birth to Jesus and she recognized that her obedience brought the blessings.
When we learn to put into practice God’s Word and listen for His voice to guide our direction this is when we learn how to maintain our balance as we simply follow God’s commands. The Lord blesses us in many ways every single day that we are given and within this gift of the day we should be putting into practice God’s Word. He instructs us to be a light in the darkness for without the light how would we ever see the Way???
James A. Harrison