Sunday Enlightenment: Obedience is the only way

Posted: March 3, 2013 in Faith
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Philippians 3:10- That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death.


Sometimes obedience is tremendously difficult. You know what God requires of you, but from where you stand, obeying Him appears much too painful.  You try to find way out or around the situation, but nothing works.  You must decide if you will obey God or give in to disobedience.  For the believer, there’s only one decision.  And that is obedience.

Each day is God’s gift.  You have multitudes of opportunities to honor God through your conduct and obedience.  Thus, glorifying God means seeking to maximize each occasion with deliberate step of obedience when you falter, which will be often.  You confess your disobedience, thank Him for His complete forgiveness, and move on with the task.

What could be more pleasing to your heavenly Father than to daily glorify Him? Establish that lofty aim as your supreme objective, and then live each day in humble dependence on the power of the Holy Spirit and obedience to His revealed truth.

True worship springs from an obedient heart.  Remember that God always places a blessing within the things He requires of you.  Never forget that His strength is available to all who trust and obey Him.

But to experience the joy of serving the Lord, we must choose to forsook sin, because it grieves the heart of God.  We must choose to accept our responsibility to discipline our lives for obedience.

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