Saturday, January 9, 2010
Obeying God Takes Courage
When the apostles were told to stop preaching in Jesus’ name,
“We must obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29).
"Nothing good can come from rebelling against the Lord
and nothing bad can come from obeying Him...
even physical death for the sake of following the Lord
is better than denying Him." (Charles Stanley)
God may ask us to do something that doesn't make sense
from a human perspective.
When we need to make an important decision,
may we not rely primarily on our own reasoning,
the opinions of others, or even what worked in the past.
May we get on our knees before the Lord
and pour out our heart.
Spend time prayerfully reading His Word.
Listen for His voice, and then follow His specific guidance
for your life.
Obeying God takes courage...
because following His will often leads to conflict.
We must be willing to do what is right anyway...
fully surrendering to Him.
Noah was asked to build a massive boat...
which made him the laughing stock of his community.
But he was ready when the flood came. ARE WE READY ?
Obey God and leave all the consequences to Him.
If we will take to heart this one principle,
we will have the awesome privilege of watching the Lord
accomplish great things in and through us.
( Thank you Charles Stanley for this word.)
"A religion that gives nothing - costs nothing - suffers nothing - is worth nothing." (Martin Luther)
"We need to do the WHAT and leave the HOW to God." (Joy Rollins)
Living the Call Together - All for the Glory of God