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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Obedience

I've told ya'll 100 times that this is NOT my favorite word, however, as I've opened myself up to the Lord more and more, it's certainly becoming more common. (I started to say easier but that would be a lie! ;-0) I've learned that the power God wants to release in me won't come until I obey ALL His commands! Now, God knows that there's NO WAY I'm gonna obey them all on every turn, otherwise what would the Holy Spirit have to do, but He wants me trying my hardest. He's there cheering me on at decision time, then when I blow it He's there to pick me up, dust me off, chastise me if need be and send me off to try again. That's what an Abba Daddy does! Don't you just love that?

So as we walk this road of our lives, let's do our best. Obey when it's not fun. Obey when it's not easy. Obey when it doesn't make sense. Obey when you don't feel like it. Obey. Surrender. Release control. Easy? NO. Worth it? EVERY TIME!!

Now it's your turn. Leave me a comment about where it's the hardest in your life to obey. Money? Marriage? Safety of kids? Whatever. I'm anxious to "hear" what you have to say.
"This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world." 1 John 5:3-4a

5 comments:

Leigh Gray said...

I disobey most often in not waiting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hurry up and wait.......... wait, wait, wait!!!

ugh!!!!!!! off to wait more!!

love, leigh

Nicki said...

You'll appreciate this because you know my realtor, Cindy...when she first told us about this house, I was like NO WAY. I am NOT living in a 1400 sq foot house!! And I was almost mad at her for bringing it up =) hee he! (I think b/c I knew deep in my soul it was what God wanted but NOT what I wanted!!) BUT, then the Lord showed me through so many circumstances that this was not about me...ouchy ouchy. BUT that the decision was about me. I had a choice, I could either obey HIM and walk in His blessing or I could disobey HIM and totally MISS the blessing. Hmm...seemed like such a hard choice at the time and now I'm like DUH.

You are right obedience isn't always fun....and it's not the funnest (oh is that a word??) thing in the whole world to do either.

Have a great day!!

Valarie said...

Oh girl! I feel ya on the waiting! WHOA!

Kim said...

That would be money - there just isn't enough - oh there is to pay the bills but I love shopping. I have to totally talk myself out of great deals if it does not meet a need. So hard to have self control in that area.

Valarie said...

Oh Kim, GIRL! I feel ya on the good bargain! I'm right there with ya! Especially when it isn't a need. OH MAN!!