Obedience has never been one of my favorite words. In fact, I was the child who typically had to learn things the hard way. My mother can speak to this quite well! What I am learning through the years is that obedience to the Lord leads to the abundant life. Those who know me know that abundant life is my passion and deepest desire. If obedience leads to the abundant life, then I am ready to submit.
Priscilla Shirer teaches on obedience in her study entitled DISCERNING THE VOICE OF GOD. She writes: “Obedience is not a no; it is actually His best yes. It swims in oceans of grace and leads us to freedom, wholeness, and health. It opens us up to His unbridled blessing and abundance.”
Grace — Freedom — Wholeness — Health — Blessing — Abundance
Don’t we long for each of these things in our lives? Yet, we also long to hold onto our personal agendas, rights, and ways of doing things. We hear the frequent message that it is all about us. What if it is really all about God? And what if God is then for us? Do we believe that His way is best, the way that leads to true life — grace — freedom — wholeness — health — abundance?
We set guidelines around our children to protect them not to rob them of joy. God does the same for us. Walking His way is the way to all that our hearts desire. I want God’s best yes and invite you to pursue this path of obedience with me. It may not be easy but not much good in life truly is.