Obedience is the Key to the Benefits of the Kingdom
Published by Deborah Negron M.A., B.S.
August 1, 2019
We must learn to yield to the Holy Spirit, to surrender and not seek our own choices… we need to be led by the Holy Spirit. The most important thing is following and obedience. We may not have everything we want, but God knows best. We must learn that He knows what is in our best eternal interest. God has better things in mind for you. He may expect you to give up certain things in your life that may be difficult. But we have to trust the Lord because he will cause all things to work together for our good. This does not mean we will get our way. He knows what will draw us to a deeper intimacy and a more holy walk in Christ.
Daily seeking, reading and serving Christ requires obedience.
We have religion that makes us feel worthy these days. We want to feel good and be told there is no cost to believing and serving Christ…Pray it and claim it is what we want to hear.. That is not biblical. We need to seek to obey God’s will even when you will face opposition.
13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; 17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. 18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin. 19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
Joyce Meyer said, “We need to seek to obey God’s word in order to be able to enjoy the joy of our salvation. When we are obedient to the Lord, we will be fulfilled in whatever God has given you to do in life.”
Be happy in whatever God has made you to be.
You don’t have to become a martyr. Christ paid the price. But so many live in oppression because they do not accept His forgiveness, and then choose to disobey God’s word. You may suffer loss, and rejection and some may suffer much for their calling, however whether bond of free if we are in obedience we will be content. Paul wrote that he had learned to be content in whatever state he was in. He learned the secret of obeying Christ no matter what. This brought him a joy and peace regardless of the trials he endured.
Whether we are in a position of high esteem or a position where we are serving others, we are nothing without Christ. Outside of Christ we are incapable of doing anything.
We have our value in Christ. We find our worth in Him.
1 Corinthians 1
26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: 29 That no flesh should glory in his presence. 30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
We do not glory in ourselves. We find our sufficiency in Christ. We may not have had a good start in life. But if we allow the Lord to change and mold us into his image. If we allow him to do what he needs to do in us. When he saves us he then begins to change us as we surrender more and more to his will for us. We are not our own. We are his posession.
We no longer seek our own paths. We walk in His choices for our lives. This is not always what we may agree with at first. But their is great growth and a deliverance that comes in our obedience to God.
Colossians 3:23 tells us,
And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.
Becoming a christian is not joining a church. It is not doing good things or practicing new religious traditions.
Becoming a christian is surrendering our will to God’s. It is repenting, that is, turning away from our sinful paths and following Christ.
We are to live in such a way that in our obedience to the Lord we will reap the benefits of this obedience.
Lord, let us enjoy the fulness of your blessings as we commit to obey you. Not just have some form of religion but rather I want us to have a true relationship with you.
We need you. Draw us in love and cause us to obey you. For as we obey you we will know your peace, your hope, your joy, your wisdom and your revelation for our lives.
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