How can I start following and obeying God’s commands?
You are who or what you follow and who or what you follow determines who or what follows you.
1). Let kingdom advancement prayer become a part and parcel of your life. Let it become an habit to intercede or stand in gap for others who are lost and unsaved to be convicted and converted into Christ.
We saw in book of Luke.2:34 that prayer is a platform of service which is available for a lifetime. Are you not happy to hear that, Hannah at the age of 84 served God in the temple by praying kingdom advancement prayer day and night.
Luke 2:37 KJV
“And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.”
Kingdom advancement prayer is a commandment. The word “when” in Mat.6:6 indicates that there is period that you must pray. And in Mat.6:9, after thanksgiving, the next item of priority is the God’s kingdom before asking for bread and butter and in verse 33, we are ordered to seek first the God’s kingdom if we must enjoy all kinds of seditions.
The truth is that most of our prayers are self-centered in nature. Only if we can turn all our demands into kingdom oriented prayers the supernatural grace will be flowing cheaply.
2). Engage in soul winning – Soul winning is not a gift neither a talent. Today, many Christians mostly say that they don’t have the gift of soul winning, this is another lie from the pit of hell. Soul winning is a God giving mandate for every believer which facilitates answered prayers and divine favour.
John 15:16 KJV
“Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.”
Other scriptural reference: JER. 1:5
3). Subscribe Into the covenant platform of seed time and harvest time. The natural man’s law States that “A bird at hand is worth more than two in the bush” this is a discounting principle on the ground of facts and assumptions.
On the contrary, the supernatural law states that “It’s more blessed to give than to receiving” Until you become an excited giver you will die poor irrespective of your involvement in church activities.
Luke 6:38 KJV
“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”
Other scriptural reference : PS.126:5-6
4). Consciously cultivate the attitude of praise – Praise is commandment, let everything that has breath praise the lord (PS.150:6). It’s where God lives, God inhabits the praise of Israel. If you want to seek God pray, if you want to see God praise Him (PS.22:3).
Don’t wait until something spectacular happen before you put on the garment of praise. Appreciation equals multiplication. The reason may are few and small in life is because they have been disobeying the commandment of praise.
Jeremiah 30:19 KJV
“And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.”
Psalm 67:5-6 KJV
“Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.  Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.”
5). Let your engagement be mixed with faith – As you are putting all the steps listed above into work also let it be mixed with faith – Faith is simply seeing the invincible and believing the impossible. Without faith it’s impossible to please God (Heb.11:6).
Listen to this: Let both what you think and say agree with each other. This the best principle of faith. You are what you think (Prov.22:3) and it’s what you can boldly declare with your mouth that God will confirmed.
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue” – Prov.18:23