Wednesday’s Word – OBEY
Sometimes I feel like I am stretched to the last ounce of my strength and time. So how can I do all the things that I think God has put before me?
Then He shows me:
Trust me enough to spend ample time with me and I will give you time. “I am able to bend time and events in your favor” (Jesus Calling, February 10).
And it works. In obedience I put Him first every day. In prayer, in study and meditation. And when I feel like I have no more energy left. I stop – and pray – rest in Him for a few minutes. REVIVED. Ready to tackle a little bit more.
So this week OBEY has been at the top of my list. It means to turn to God. I learned three important steps to obedience:
1. Don’t wait for God to come to you.
2. Your mind is a gift from God – Use it. Choose to obey the Holy Spirit. Click to Tweet
“we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5, NIV).
3. Prod your memory. Wake it up.
So memorize Scripture. You can do it.
“My son, do not forget my teaching,
but keep my commands in your heart,” (Proverbs 3:1, NIV).
“Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father,and I too will love him and show myself to him.” (John 14:21, NIV).
If I want to have a close relationship with God I need to learn to obey.
What do you think? Are there ways that you have learned to obey? I would love to hear from you.
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