I have been blessed by obeying God’s commandments. The Holy Ghost has filled my heart, and I feel of His presence when I obey. I too know that God commands and expects me to obey His commandments.
Recently, I have been thinking more and more about how I can be a wise and smart son of my Heavenly Father. I have been trying to keep this in mind as I am confronted by events and opportunities, on a daily basis. This has helped me to be more obedient, and I am thankful for that.
I like this scripture (I just found it):
“If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.” (John 15:10)
The scriptures before and after that verse are impressive also. They show how important it is to be one with God, to have the same purpose as God, and to love and obey.
This what I wrote previously after I read 1 Nephi 3: Going Back For The Brass Plates.