Obedience. Everyone hasdifferent gut reaction when they hear this word; some people are filled with fear and anxiety because they do not want to miss God’s will, others become bitter because they do not understand why God will not change his will to be what they (the person) want, and some are filled with confusion on how to even discern what God’s will is so that they can obey.
The key to knowing, loving, and living in God’s will is give yourself to time in the secret place.
It is there, at God’s feet, that our hearts, minds, and desires are all changed to align with His! It is at God’s feet where your heart is softened so that it can say “not my will but yours be done”. It is at God’s feet where you can overcome all fear and anxiety that would keep you from acting on what you know to be His will!
Obedience does not start with an action. It starts in surrender to God and then overflows into every moment.
A few quotes from Chapter Four to consider today:
"Devotion to the secret place is the saint’s first great act of obedience."
"The true fulfillment of serving Jesus is discovered when we get first things first. First we sit and listen, and then we go and do."
"The closer you get to God, the more obedient you must be."
Questions to consider:
- What is your gut response to “obedience to God”? Why?
- Do you agree with Bob’s assertion that obedience starts with spending time with God? Why or why not?
- How can you let your community help you walk in obedience to God? Does anyone know what you are struggling to be obedient in?
If you have any questions/comments, feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com!
Bailey Meyne, DL