Jesus perfectly obeyed God any time, anywhere, at any cost, to do anything. And even for Him it was difficult.
Jesus doesn’t want you to be his acquaintance. What he desires is to have friends unequivocally devoted to him.
Obedience can seem to be a “religious” word that suggests lists of dos and don’ts.
Keep calm and be quiet.
If God is our Dad, nothing could be more important than obeying Him.
We can read and talk about evangelism all we want, but there comes a time when it’s time to act.
The best answers are worth waiting for.
It is a hard truth we need to hear: without consistent obedience and a repentant spirit for our failings, we have no grounds on which to claim we are part of Jesus’ family.
There’s no need to consult the Holy Spirit for direction if we have no intention to do what He says.
You have a choice every day whether or not to step into the abundance Jesus offers.
How could God expect me to give up a vital organ to someone I really didn't know? I wasn't even related to him. Besides, I was too weak. I could never go through with this.
How will you respond to God's gracious call today?
An obedient lifestyle may not be easy, but it is possible.
How much do you trust the good will of your Heavenly Father?
God wants to speak to you.
What do you think of when you consider God’s commandments?
Trust is the foundation for all relationships. And, for us Christians, it is also the foundation for our relationship with God.
If I were in his shoes, I’d guard my possessions more carefully.
What are you clinging to?
Obedience often opens the door to surprises.
Fear and trust can't room together.
When we trust and obey him, he shares our burdens and shares our sorrows.
Responding to the nudges of the Lord doesn’t always feel comfortable or easy.
Those brave enough to follow the suffering Savior will also suffer until, in glory, we see Jesus face to face and every form of affliction will cease.
I grew up in a very strict environment. No TV, no jewelry, no competitive sports. Women wear dresses at all times and don’t cut their hair. It was the only way I knew to follow for a long time.
We love or hate rules depending on whether they condemn us or justify us. When a law protects us, we heartily approve. When we break a law, we often resent it.
We can get so used to grace that we think we can sin freely and still please God.
Trusting and obeying God even in the craziness of life is evidence of unwavering faith.
Have you ever been asked to do something that made no sense? Yet, out of respect for the person asking you, you did what you were asked?
We rob ourselves of the joy of serving in the power of his Spirit when we serve Jesus without Jesus himself.
Abram's “yes” resulted in many blessings from God.
Every day we are all faced with decisions to choose the right path.
Have you ever decided to follow your own plan instead of God's plan?
Today matters, more than yesterday or tomorrow.
Freedom: it’s an intentional thing.
The Christian life of obedience is not about following strict rules.