The Lord replied, “I have forgiven them, as you asked. Nevertheless, as surely as I live and as surely as the glory of the Lord fills the whole earth, not one of those who saw my glory and the signs I performed in Egypt and the wilderness but who disobeyed me and tested me ten times— not one of them will ever see the land I promised on oath to their ancestors. No one who has treated me with contempt will ever see it. But because my servant Caleb has a different spirit and follows me wholeheartedly, I will bring him into the land he went to, and his descendants will inherit it. Numbers 14:20‭-‬24 NIV

God by nature is very meticulous. He gives full attention to every detail in the life of His children. Certain behaviour or actions that may escape the ordinary eyes of men may not escape God’s scrutiny.

The depth of God’s knowledge that a man exhibited at a time, the measure of faith, courage, and obedience shown, and the level of sacrifice, and commitment demonstrated to advance His purpose on earth are all in the full glare of our God.

While it may be “convenient” for you to follow God halfheartedly or serve him just as it seems good to you, in your way, on your terms, or at your own time; you must know this, partial obedience, procrastinated obedience, delayed obedience, selective obedience are altogether not equal to obedience. While all of these may appear safer or easier for you, what God desires is absolute, full, radical, complete, and prompt obedience.

It is impossible to waver in your obedience to God and still experience His best for your life. You will never be able to reach the depths of His love and goodness until you have learned and determined to lay your ALL on the altar of sacrifice. The favor He shows and the joy He bestows are for those who will TRUST and OBEY. May the Lord God help you to love Him supremely, trust Him absolutely, walk with Him wholeheartedly, and serve Him faithfully in Jesus’ name. Good morning.

Your brother,

Olufemi Babalola