“If you love Me, keep My Commandments.”
No words could express more simply or more powerfully the glorious value Christ puts on obedience, for obedience is only possible to a loving heart, but it also makes possible all that God has to give us through His wonderful Holy Spirit.
I want to share what God is doing in my life. My son was out work for several months and I was before the Lord asking Him to supply a job for him, God did answer those prayers! As I was rejoicing and praising God for his job, I said Lord, is there anything I can say or do to show you how much I appreciate your blessing to Steve, and I said I have given you my love, heart, soul, spirit, mind, body and have asked you to please take my will, I have nothing else to give. And in that still small voice He said, “there is one thing, your jewelry.” This had to be His voice because jewelry was nowhere in my thoughts. I said; can I just have some small earrings? Ha-ha!! No, that can’t happen I must give Him all. I know it is hard to understand, but I know if I want His blessings on my life and victory in my intercession I must obey!!! The jewelry was not the issue at all; it was obedience, that’s what He wanted! Oh, to be used of God in intercession for others is the most wonderful blessing we could ever receive. Since that act of obedience I have seen changes taking place in the lives that I intercede for, OBEDIENCE is a reward, go for it!! “May God make obedience, the one sacrifice He asks of us, the sacrifice we freely offer Him!”
“Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?”