Obedience Frames an Abundant Life

“He restores my soul;
He guides me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.”
Psalm 23:3

 

 From God’s Heart:

“My mission of love is to find willing hearts to be My hands and feet and passion, for My Name’s sake.
Obedience will frame an abundant life.”

 

 

Jesus came that we may have life and have it abundantly (John 10:10). And He “is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us” (Ephesian 3:20), but it is within the confines of a life of obedience that our beautiful life masterpiece is painted.

 

So many people want the abundant life and yet resist a life of pure obedience. We fool ourselves if we think we will find it any other way.

 

“If anyone advocates a different doctrine and does not agree with sound words, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the doctrine conforming to godliness, he is conceited and understands nothing,..” 1 Timothy 6:3, 4a

Will He find us faithful and willing? Or in seeking the comfortable life where everyone agrees with us, will we give way to fear, be neutral, and therefore unfaithful? Setting our sights on everyone completely agreeing with us will keep us ineffective, but too often we fall into that ‘silencing’ trap.

Charles Spurgeon wrote more than a century ago, “The present age is so flippant that if a man loves the savior he is a fanatic and if he hates the powers of evil he is a bigot.”*
Let’s make a fresh, new start. Today, for new LIFE.

 

Here is your personal invitation. CHOOSE not to wait any longer; surrender all and obey. Give Him your yes. It begins here in the secret place** and is lived out in the holy mundaneness of days.

 

Ask Him to give you a heart that loves Him, His Word, and yearns for His Presence more and more each day. It is a prayer He will gladly honor and is truly what is needed above all else.
Know (experientially) Jesus, a Risen Savior.

The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few (Matthew 9:37).

 

May we all walk in a manner worthy of Him (Eph. 4:1, Col. 1:10, 1 Thess. 2:12) and allow Him to guide us in paths of righteousness.

 

“Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.” 2 Peter 1:2, 3

 

 

*quoted from Adamant: Finding Truth in a Universe of Opinions by Lisa Bevere. Great new book!
**see this idea repeated here in Will You Answer the Call? 

 

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