Daily Reading: 1 Corinthians 2:6–10

No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him. (1 Cor. 2:9)

Ron was a freckle-faced nine-year-old who loved lying on his grandmother’s lap, letting her count his spots. He’d never confess this to his friends, though; he had a hard enough time making them in the first place.

Ron came from a simple family. No one was wealthy or famous. With the exception of his father, no one had attended college. Ron’s future looked bleak. No money and not much hope of being more than his roots dictated.

Somewhere in his journey, Ron discovered all things are possible with God. And he grasped his importance to God. What God could do for and through him was unimaginable and exciting.

Paul introduced a God of unlimited power. Family heritage, position on the social totem pole, appearance, physical limitations, and wealth are immaterial. God is never limited by our limitations. Obedience opens heaven’s floodgates. It can even change our definition of success.

God has wonderful things prepared for those who love Him, and love is demonstrated by obedience to His commands.

Ron eventually graduated college and received a postgraduate degree. He later became a freelance writer and author. But he wasn’t interested in fame, just obedience. And as he obeyed, God gave him opportunities he’d never imagined.

Choose obedience and let God build an unimagined future for you.

Martin Wiles loves using his writing to help others move further in their journey toward spiritual maturity.