Often we focus on celebrating our citizenship in heaven, without considering that the same citizenship implies responsibilities. What responsibilities are there, and how am I doing?
Jesus longs for those who will see with their eyes, and hear with their ears. Jesus longs for us to gain insight, an understanding that is almost an "a-ha" realisation in our lives. We can train ourselves to regularly get insight, which will enable us to move into deeper spiritual understanding.
Requiring obedience from our children can be a challenge. Especially when they do not actually understand what obedience looks like. Do we as believers understand what the obedience that God expects from us, actually looks like?