And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account (Hebrews 4:13).
Remember that Christmas ditty, “he knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake?” I hope, sincerely, that you already know you cannot earn your way into heaven. You can’t be good enough. You must realize this. Those of you who shake out your laundry in front of the rest of us to let us know just how good and obedient you are, we know better. You’re just like the rest of us. Some parts of our lives are simply out of control. I know, you perfectionists claim differently; but just claiming your perfection is how bad you are. We’ve all got something to answer for.
I know, by reading His Word and by my own experiences, that obedience is important to God. He is a Parent, however, and He knows His children won’t always obey. Does He love them any less? Of course not. Relationship is what He is all about. But being obedient really makes Him happy. A couple of months ago I decided I would strictly obey God. I wouldn’t make my bed till He told me so. I wouldn’t eat breakfast until He invited me to the table. For the whole day I only did what He asked me to do. In the middle of the night I got up for relief reasons, and when I got back in bed, something happened in the spiritual realm that has never happened to me before.
My bedroom is pitch black, no light in it at all. But when I closed the light to go back to sleep, my room filled up with what could be described as balloons, small sized ones, but these were globes of light. They were swaying. The feeling in my room was one of happiness. I asked the Lord what they were, and He said they were reflections of angels dancing over my obedience. One would think, after such an experience, that I would do nothing but what He asks me to do. Sadly, that is not the case, however, I’m much more sensitive now to my obedience, not because it will get me to heaven, but because it pleases Him!