Devotionals for July 2021
#69 Fellowship in Spirit with Obedience
The obedient can fellowship in spirit only with others who are also obedient. The disobedient will pull you off the train of God’s will, if only by distraction.
#68 Disobedience is Death
Obedience is LIFE and disobedience is DEATH – not second best, not failure, not missing the mark…DEATH. Disobedience is the death of potential, of identity, of relationships, of Destiny, and eventually the death of all.
#67 Blind Obedience to God
You enter God’s will by blind obedience, but then – inside His choices – you begin to see all things clearly and accurately.
#66 A Life Built of Matchsticks
A life of self-protection and self-serving is a life built of matchsticks. It will collapse, but it will also easily burn.
#65 The Result of Obedience
All knowledge and clear perception are available to those who DO God’s will. Discernment is the result of obedience, not intelligence or sensitivity. If anyone is willing to do His will, he will know… of the teaching, whether it is … Continue reading
#64 Your Allegiance to God
Yes, others will suffer from your obedience, your allegiance to God and His will. But they will suffer more – much more – from your disobedience.
#63 Choosing Between Self and God
Obedience is not a choice between two paths, two projects or two options. Obedience is a choice between SELF and GOD.
#62 Suffering and the Will of God
In following the will of God, you will suffer. And those around you – those you love and those you serve – will also suffer because of your obedience.
#61 The Highest Consideration
The will of God is in all circumstances the highest consideration – above needs, wants, expectations, and even above that which is considered “good.”
#60 Filled with the Knowledge of His Will
Paul prayed that the Colossians would “be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding.” So it is possible to know God’s will on that level of richness and clarity! Colossians 1:9 NASB For this … Continue reading
#59 An Indwelling Gift of Obedience
Jesus’ relationship with the Father is my relationship with the Father. Jesus’ obedience is my obedience, all given as an indwelling gift.
#58 Walking Into God’s Heart
Obedience is walking with God right into His heart. His loves become your loves. His concerns appear in your own heart.
#57 Obedience: Our Response and Need
Obedience is not just a way to God (though it takes you to Him). It is our RESPONSE to knowing Him and our NEED to know more of Him.
#56 Only Obedience Focuses You
Only obedience removes you from the center of your universe to focus you on Another. Obedience focuses you on God’s rightful throne, where He can cover, enable, direct and bless your being.
#55 You Obey What You Worship
You obey what you worship and what you worship is what your heart really loves. Anything less than radical obedience to God the Father is narcissism: the love and worship of self. Ephesians 6:6 “…doing the will of God from … Continue reading
#54 Obedience is Health and Wholeness
Obedience is health because it produces harmony, peace, and order in your soul and that brings wholeness to body, mind, heart, and spirit. And He said, “If you will give earnest heed to the voice of the Lord your God, … Continue reading
#53 We Must Be Doers of the Word
To resist practical obedience and pursue disobedience is to go mad, in one form or another. But be doers of the Word [obey the message] and not merely listeners to it, betraying yourselves [into deception by reasoning contrary to the … Continue reading
#52 Breathtaking Adventure
Inside our Precious Father’s loving limitation is the arrangement for all: our entire protection, our spiritual expansion, and – once He can trust you to always obey – a breathtaking adventure.
#51 The Inborn Dreams of Your Heart
God broods over you in the unlimited imagination of His loving designs, all of which are prepared to give you your inborn dreams, once His own are satisfied.
#50 The Other Side of Your Deadly Cross
On the other side of your deadly cross (which reduces you back to a truth-full-child) is a spiritual wonderland: heaven’s kingdom brought to earth.