Devotionals


#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.

#24 Obeying What He Saw


Jesus did nothing that was not obedience. All His words and all of His movements were simply obeying what He saw and heard from His Father.

#23 Beyond the Beginning of Obedience


Obedience is not simply doing what God says, though that is the beginning of obedience. Obedience is Christ. He alone could perform God’s will as like God. And Jesus must BE my obedience, living His own performance in God’s will … Continue reading

#22 What Obedience is Not


Obedience is not doing God’s will or performing Christ’s likeness. So what then IS obedience?

#21 Obedience and the Narrow Gate


Matthew 7:13 NASB Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. The entrance that Jesus refers to is the only way … Continue reading

#20 Obedience then Truth


Obedience is first, then comes truth. Truth is known only by obedience. John 8:31-32 AMPC If you abide in My word [hold fast to My teachings and live in accordance with them], you are truly My disciples. And you will know … Continue reading

#19 By Obeying, I Follow Jesus


By obeying, I follow the Lord. And in following the Lord, I discover Him.

#18 Free to Choose Obedience


I am free to choose obedience or not, but that’s not the real choice I’m making. The choice is really to have the Lord Jesus or…to lose Him.

#17 Obedience is a Choice


Obedience is a choice, but not just between two random options. Obedience is a choice of LIFE or DEATH.

#16 Obedience is Not a Prison


I am utterly free to obey or not obey. Obedience is an offer of God’s Love, a debt I owe, and the mandate of the Father—but not a prison with no doors.

#15 The Things We Substitute for God


Knowledge ABOUT God became a substitute FOR God.