Today’s thought – Obedience

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Good Morning

Jeremiah 7:23
Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people:
and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you,
that it may be well unto you.

Pray Him to give you what Scripture calls
“an honest and good heart,”
or “a perfect heart;”
and, without waiting,
begin at once to obey Him
with the best heart you have.
Any obedience is better than none.
You have to seek His face;
obedience is the only way of seeing Him.
All your duties are obediences.
To do what He bids is to obey Him,
and to obey Him is to approach Him.
Every act of obedience is an approach–
an approach to Him
who is not far off,
though He seems so,
but close behind this visible screen of things
which hides Him from us.

Approach God . . . Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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Today’s thought – Three Common Traits

Good Morning

Galatians 5:25
If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

What goes into the Christian life?
Many traditions of the faith have answered that question
with certain emphases and nuances, but three common traits
have always been part of the Christian walk:
Faith, trust and obedience.

FAITH is a belief in the reality of God,
the goodness and love of God,
and the relationship God desires to have with us.
“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for
and certain of what we do not see” Hebrews 11:1 NIV

TRUST is an ongoing expression of faith;
it is placing our confidence in God
and depending on Him every step of the way.
It is our basis for assurance that God is
with us in all circumstances of life.
“Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him.” Job 13:15 NIV

OBEDIENCE is when we acknowledge that
Jesus is not only our Savior–but our Lord.
It is the full of expression of faith,
where we trust God so much
we submit to His commands, His ways, His will.
“But if we walk in the light,
as he is in the light,
we have fellowship with one another,
and the blood of Jesus, his son,
purifies us fro all sin.” John 1:7 NIV

God is God.
Because He is God.
He is worthy of my trust and obedience.
I will find rest nowhere
but in His holy will,
a will that is unspeakably beyond my largest notions
of what He is up to.
~~Elisabeth Elliot

God is God . . . Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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May 17, Today’s thought – Obedience

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Good Morning

And Abraham took Ishmael his son, . . . in the selfsame day, as God had said unto him. Genesis 17:23

Instant obedience is the only kind of obedience there is, delayed obedience is disobedience. Every time God calls us to any duty, He is offering to make a covenant with us; doing the duty is our part, and He will do His part in special blessing.

The only we can obey is to obey “in the self-same day” as Abraham did.To be sure, we often postpone a duty and then later on do it as fully as we can. It is better to do this than not to it at all. But it is then at the best, only a crippled, disfigured, half-way sort of duty-doing; and a postponed duty never can bring the full blessing that God intended, and that it would have brought if done at the earliest possible moment.

It is a pity to rob ourselves, along with robbing God and others, by procrastination. “In the self same day” is the Genesis way of saying, “Do it now.” ~~Messages for the Morning Watch

Accepting God’s correction. . . Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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