We talked about obedience last Sunday and that obedience always comes before God doing something amazing and More Than you expected. But we also discussed how it's not about being perfect in obedience (since no one is) but more about perseverance in trying to obey.
But some people may be mistaken that it's perseverance in intention and not action that brings God's More Than. I've been to plenty of church services in my life and had maybe thousands of good intentions about obeying God... and only a few of them became actions. Maybe you've had that experience where you leave church saying, "things are going to change!" And you really mean it, but for whatever reason you just don't follow through. God doesn't expect us to be perfect. But He does expect us to actually try.
Here's how Romans 2:13 expresses this thought, "For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous."
For your meditation today in line with our desire to see God do More Than we ask or imagine this year take a look at the number of times you've intended to obey God and the times you actually have.