Text for Today: Jam. 1:19-26 “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” (vs. 22).
God’s commands are designed to guide you to life’s very best. You will not obey Him if you do not believe Him and trust Him.
You cannot believe Him if you do not love Him. You cannot love Him unless you know Him. If you know that God loves and claim to love Him as well, you should never question a directive from Him.
It will always be right and best. When He gives you a directive, you are not just to observe it, discuss it, debate it; you are to obey it.
God is always looking for willing hearts, God has no favourite. You do not have to be special, but you have to be available and obedient.
The Bible recognizes no faith that does not lead to obedience, nor does it recognize any obedience that does not spring from faith. The two are at opposite sides of the same coin.
Hearing God in the secret place is one of the greatest keys to living the Christian life. Obedience involves listening attentively with a heart of complete submission and, then, obeying his word. But He answered them, saying, “Who is My mother, or My brothers?”
And He looked around in a circle at those who sat about Him, and said, “Here are My mother and My brothers! For whoever does the will of God is My brother and My sister and mother” (Mark 3:33-35, NASB).
The will of God in that moment was for the people to sit at Jesus’ feet and hear his word. Until you attend to this responsibility first, you will be constantly frustrated in your inability to uncover the joys of radical obedience.
You are a Champion!
Further Study: Rom. 16:1-19.
- Father, I give you glory for your great love towards me.
- I cast out every spirit of disobedience from my life.
- Lord, let me enjoy the fruits of obedience in Jesus’ name.
- Father, release unto me a major testimony this month.
QUOTE: “OBEDIENCE INVOLVES LISTENING ATTENTIVELY WITH A HEART OF COMPLIANT SUBMISSION AND, THEN, OBEYING HIS WORD.”