Do you truly trust God, even when the answer is not what you want?
Pray for God to guide you into a life of responsive obedience. Ask God for the faith necessary to truly submit to Him in every way.
Obedience is not an easy way to live. Disobedience pre-dates us all the way back to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. When we are obedient we must give up power and control to someone else and follow their will rather than our own. Obedience involves trust, and surrender. Jesus Christ was the only person in our world that was completely obedient to God. “Though he was God’s Son, he learned trusting-obedience by what he suffered, just as we do.” (Hebrews 5:8 MSG)
Being Obedient to God proves our love for Him, demonstrates our faithfulness to Him, glorifies Him in the world, and opens avenues of blessing for us
When we obey the Lord, surrender ourselves to him we can live a life of joy, without shame, rooted deeply in the Lord and confident in our eternal hope.
Is that what we are doing today? If not, what do we need in order to surrender to God?
More faith? More focus? Or maybe, just more of Him and less of you.
And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.