#91 Solve Greed by Wanting God More
Abraham refused to take the rich spoil of war with heathen kings. Why? Not because it was wrong but because he’d made a promise: “I have lift up mine hand unto the Lord, the most High God, the possessor of … Continue reading
#90 The Reason for Obedience
The reason for obedience is Christ. The power of obedience is Christ. The reward of obedience is Christ!
#89 Discard Your Old Unrenewed Self
Following God, you first meet the true identity of your “old unrenewed self” and see him/her as God does. And you slowly come to agree with the Father’s assessment: hopeless. Nothing good there. Never will be. Only then will you, … Continue reading
#88 A Lovely Awakening of YOU
Obedience is a call to do what God likes instead of what I like, but in that severe call is His lovely awakening of YOU – the “you” that God dreamed and created. And when you collide with His idea … Continue reading
#87 Your Identity within Obedience
Obedience is the path to God but it is also the way to YOU—to your identity and your destiny.
#86 Radical Surrender, Spiritual Greatness
“I have been before God: and have given myself, all that I am and have to God, so that I am not in any respect my own. I can claim no right in myself, no right in this understanding, this … Continue reading
#85 The Hidden Springs of the Will
Obedience flows up into life from the hidden springs of the will. There is no other source of obedience. No sense of duty, or goodness, or desire is a valid motive for obedience. Only surrender to the will of the … Continue reading
#84 The Hidden Element of Human Freedom
The will is the hidden element of human freedom and holds the choice of rebellion or submission. Heaven or hell. Life or death.
#83 Total Surrender of My Will
There can be no obedience without a first, total surrender of my will to God…a surrender to His will. Then comes the continuous discovery of new points at which to surrender my will, places where I have a secret sign … Continue reading
#82 Infused with the Power to Perform
Hearing God’s personal voice is your power, your victory, your energy! To capture His voice is to be infused with the power to PERFORM the very thing He speaks.
#81 What Is Spiritual Failure?
Israel failed to follow God, to stay with Him. Israel’s failure is stated as the refusal to hear His voice. Spiritual failure is failure to listen. Hearing and obedience are one. Hearing without obedience to what is heard, is to … Continue reading
#80 Reward for Obedience
There is a return on obedience. The reward is God Himself. God unveiled and visible. God in power and provision…poured out on you, for you.
#79 To Diligently Hear the Voice of God
When human minds read the words “hear the voice of God,” we register that it merely means to hear. That’s the end of the matter. “I heard.” We are, by Adamic nature, without a compelling to DO what the Voice … Continue reading
#78 Focus on Jesus Enables Obedience
Focus on the Lord Jesus makes obedience instinctive and natural. His voice is then a constant resonance in the spirit.
#77 Blessings for Hearing God’s Voice
Obedience is hearing the voice of God. That alone is obedience. The promise to Israel was for blessing in all areas of life, IF they would listen to God’s voice. “Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the … Continue reading
#76 What Is Our Original Purpose?
What is our original purpose? All has been heard; the end of the matter is: Fear God [revere and worship Him, knowing that He is] and keep His commandments, for this is the whole of man [the full, original purpose … Continue reading
#75 Only Sheep Hear the Shepherd
Sheep listen…and only sheep hear. They are enamored with the Shepherd. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. John 10:11 ESV
#74 For They Know His Voice
God’s will is purely individual. To know it you must hear His voice. …the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. A stranger they will not follow… John 10:4-5 ESV
#73 Being a Sheep Following the Shepherd
Obedience is being a sheep following the Shepherd. Nothing else is obedience. Needy, vulnerable, dumb—that is sheep-ness. Be a sheep and you WILL follow.
#72 My Sheep Listen to My Voice
Obedience is following, not doing. But you don’t believe Me because you are not My sheep. My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me. John 10:26 NLT