By: Pastor Ed Young
Posted: August 27, 2015
From Series: ineed2change
“If you love me, keep my commands.” John 14:15
Ask ten people to give you a one-word definition of Christianity and you’ll likely get ten different answers. People will respond with answers like love, forgiveness, peace, or hope. While those are all great aspects of the Christian faith and they are certainly true, there’s one word that encapsulates the entirety of the purpose and meaning of Christianity more than any other. It’s a word that, when we grasp its meaning in our lives, gives us the fuel that can drive us to experience ALL that God has for us. That one word is OBEY.
In His own words, Jesus said, “If you love me, keep my commands.” Why? Because obedience unlocks the true change we can experience in our lives. It give us the fuel to make it through life and discover what God wants us to discover. Biblical obedience is based on love – for God and for His Word. As you go through your day, ask yourself if you are remaining fully obedient to God. Because when you are, you’ll experience the power of true change!
Admit to God those times when you haven’t remained obedient to Him. Pray for His forgiveness. And ask Him for the strength you need to remain obedient to God in every area of your life.
The Bible has over 200 verses on obedience; twenty of those are in Psalm 119. Read Psalm 119 today, and keep obedience at the forefront of your mind!
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