#111 A Maimed Life that Few Will Have

Oswald Chambers said: “It is a maimed life and few of us will have it; we prefer a full-orbed life of infinite satisfaction which makes us absolutely crass to what is happening in ‘Jerusalem.’”

#110 Desperate and Begging for Love

Humanity left love when the Garden Gate was slammed and has been desperate for it ever since, banging on any cardboard door, begging for love.

#109 Inexorably Bound Together

Love and obedience are inexorably bound, impossible to separate. You love because Love has found you. You obey because you love. Your love impels you to obey.

#108 First Call of Obedience

To a wrecked humanity in a ruined world, God’s very first call of obedience is to love Him. All other commandments follow and depend upon…the FIRST. Only after love does God give the holy orders of life to us, for … Continue reading

#107 Your Fullness Is Found Only in God

God’s will is your fullness. When Christ is satisfied, He fills your own cup with bliss. So…your satisfaction is found only in His!

#106 Our Source of Spiritual Nourishment

Jesus answered the disciples who asked if He was hungry: My nourishment comes from doing the will of God who sent Me and from finishing His work. John 4:34 NLT Spiritual hunger is really the desire to DO God’s will, … Continue reading

#105 Jesus’ Power of Obedience

The life of Jesus in all His delight is within me as I fit my will into the will of God. The Lord’s exuberant joy will possess me as I simply yield to God and allow His power of obedience … Continue reading

#104 The Delight of Jesus Christ

There is only one in the universe who enjoys utter delight in God’s will. There is only one who knows the Father to such a depth that He rejoiced even at His own death: Our Savior, Jesus Christ. Then said … Continue reading

#103 A Story of Obedience, Part 6

The screaming woman went on to become the hungriest Christian in that church. She came to every meeting, even committee meetings, seeking God and seeking to know Him, with great hunger for His Word. She counted her healing from the … Continue reading

#102 A Story of Obedience, Part 5

Because you did not serve the Lord your God with joy and a glad heart, for the abundance of all things; therefore you shall serve your enemies whom the Lord will send against you, in hunger, in thirst, in nakedness, … Continue reading

#101 A Story of Obedience, Part 4

As I rode home at the end of the weekend, I sat staring out the window of the car. The wonderful prayer partners who had traveled with me were talking but I wasn’t listening. I looked down at my open … Continue reading

#100 A Story of Obedience, Part 3

As we continued with the Saturday and Sunday meetings, the pastor and I were partners in private sessions with those who were troubled. He began to warm to me and praise my walk with God. He was a dear man, … Continue reading

#99 A Story of Obedience, Part 2

The pastor of this church was a man with the gift of great mercy. All his heart went out to this poor woman. Yet as he spoke to his congregation, he seemed to blame me for provoking her breakdown. I … Continue reading

#98 A Story of Obedience, Part 1

Years ago I learned, in a very dramatic way, that my God wants me not only to do His will but to delight in it. I was teaching on prayer in a large church over the course of a weekend. … Continue reading

#97 I Love Thy Commands Above Solid Gold

Who of us can say this? …I love Thy commands above all things, above solid gold. Psalm 119:127 James Moffatt translation

#96 God’s Commands Are a Treasure

The Psalmist wrote of God’s will…but not as some grim obligation. God’s law, His word, and His commands were a delight, a treasure, and a joy to him. Your testimonies have I kept [hearing, receiving, loving and obeying them]; I … Continue reading

#95 God Treasures Our Obedience

God revealed to Abram His will. He gave him four imperatives: leave your country, leave your relatives, leave your father’s house, and go to a land I will show you (Genesis 12:1). Abram obeyed only in part. He left his … Continue reading

#94 Far-reaching Consequences

Abraham obeyed. And he disobeyed. His obedience brought blessing to all nations. His disobedience wreaked havoc on the entire history of man (Ishmael). God would have us see that there are far-reaching consequences to everything we do…or DON’T do. We … Continue reading

#93 God Is Involved with Us

The story of Abraham is a personal story, one man walking with God. It’s a very human story, revealing frail humanity and unveiling an intimate God, Who is involved! Utterly and constantly involved WITH us, and responding TO us—that’s our amazing … Continue reading

#92 God Responds to Obedience

It is staggering to realize that the Scripture clearly indicates that God responds to obedience and…to disobedience. God responds to us! What we choose and what we do evokes His heart—one way or the other. Our choices move God! Our decisions … Continue reading

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