Devotionals for September 2018


#44 God’s Will is a Person


God’s will is not a project. His will is a Person: Christ Jesus. God’s purpose for us is found in, fulfilled in, performed in the Son of God, our precious Jesus.

#43 The Motive of God’s Will


The motive of God’s will is love and the intention of His whole plan is kindness, so His will cannot be anything but liberating and wonderful. (“In love He predestined us…” Eph. 1:4-5) But the Adam in us suspects His … Continue reading

#42 His Entire Satisfaction


God’s will is to give us “every spiritual blessing in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” God’s will is to present us “holy and blameless before Him” (Ephesians 1:3-4). God’s will is our whole salvation, our complete fulfillment, and His entire … Continue reading

#41 Earnestly Seeking the Will of God


Like any treasure, the will of God must be earnestly sought and prayed for fervently.

#40 Treasure in the Will of God


The will of God is the richest treasure you will ever find. It holds your destiny, your fulfillment, your creative purpose and your very eternity.

#39 He Woos Us to Obedience


Our Father does not just command. He works within to motivate us to will His will. He does not decide. We must choose and decide to do His will. But God works to help us want to obey. How amazing! … Continue reading

#38 Great Things Done by God Within Us


Great things are learned by small duties done FOR God, by God within.

#37 Only by Obedience Will We Know Jesus


Only by obedience can you truly know the Lord Jesus…for He communicates with those who SEEK His will and reveals Himself to those who DO His will.

#36 Obedience Changes World History


The obedience of your tiny sphere changes world history in resounding ways you can neither imagine nor see in this life.

#35 The Story in Obedience


Obedience to the Person of God is not a series of “doings.” There is an actual story unfolding through your daily obedience. This is the story of you…unlived and untold by anyone else in all of time.

#34 The Stage of an Ordinary Life


As you live out obedience on the stage of an ordinary life, God is writing a significant historical drama you cannot see—and laying up a timeless, endless reward you cannot comprehend.

#33 Obedience is a Drama


Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. Hebrews 12:1 NLT Obedience is … Continue reading

#32 Obedience is an Adventure


Obedience is an adventure – arranged uniquely for you – to challenge every independence hidden in your heart, and to awaken every talent buried in your creation.

#31 Jesus’ Obedience Secured It All


Jesus obeyed, all the way to and through a hideous death. Lying there as dead as anyone who ever died, God raised Him up into an amazing Life, a new kind of existence never before seen on earth or in … Continue reading

#30 Dance with the Lover God


Obedience is not “Do this, go there,” and I follow orders. That is slavery. Obedience is a dance with the Lover God.

#29 Follow the Lamb, Find the Cross


Yield to follow the Lamb wherever He goes, and you will bump into the cross.

#28 The Path We Walk with God


Obedience is a path. On that path alone, God meets you and walks with you.

#27 Obedience Is a Certain Path


Obedience is a certain path. God is on it, and with me, but only there.

#26 Jesus Obeyed Because He Loved


Jesus obeyed because of His amazing love for His Father. His obedience was founded on intimate relationship, and for that sweet kinship, He was willing to obey all the way to His own death. Obedience is based on relationship – … Continue reading

#25 To Do the Will of the Father


Jesus did not come to save the world. He did not come even to die for the world. He came for one express purpose: to do the will of the FATHER. And that meant dying to save the world.