Doing Obedience Godâs Way
Listen for Godâs voice in everything you do, everywhere
you go; Heâs the one who will keep you on track. (Proverbs 3:6, MSG)
Some ten years ago, as vegetarian diets became
the in-thing, âflexitariansâ emerged â people who usually ate
vegetarian, but made exceptions only for meat they really liked.
What has vegetarianism got to do obedience?
Well, just like the flexitarians, many of us
compartmentalize areas of our lives where we donât want God included.
Obedience, however, is a call to guard and align every area of life with God â
simply because God loves us, and we want to please Him. We will not be perfect
followers, but isnât it odd to call yourself a follower of Christ, yet refuse
to follow Him in certain aspects of life?
Because God is already where He wants us to be,
He alone will be able to keep us on track in the race of life. All we have to
do is seek and follow Him â right across the finish line! 1 Peter 1:14 (NLT)
says, âObey God because you are His children.â Therefore, we should remember,
choose and follow God in everything we do.
There is no exception clause to doing obedience
Godâs way â a radical all-or-nothing commitment. How then do we develop this
radical obedience? Two key ingredients are needed: a heart that loves His Word
deeply and ears of faith that hear His voice clearly.
Christ says, âGive me all. I donât want so much
of your time and so much of your money and so much of your work: I want you. No
half-measures are any good.â
â C. S. Lewis