This morning our oldest son tried calling his favorite radio station to request a song. After many attempts with no response he replied to me, “They’re not obeying me.” Surprised, I remarked, “They are not disobeying you. They are just not answering your call.”
At that moment my understanding of obedience was challenged by our eight-year old son. I must say that he was right.
Obedience IS simply answering the call.
I don’t consider myself as defiant to the Lord. Neither do I consider myself as malicious. But am I truly obedient? When He calls am I answering or am I just too busy to answer His calls?
Thank God that our Lord is not phased by busy signals. He keeps calling, leaving messages, and waiting for us to answer His call.