Posted by: heisourstrongtower | September 25, 2012

Walking in Obedience

God asked me to do something yesterday.

I did not want to do it!

Then, I decided I did want to do it!

The problem with both of my “wants”…neither were with the right mind-set or heart-set.

He had to do a work in me to get my heart and my mind where He wanted them to be and God won the moment!

The funny thing about this is…His reason for wanting me to obey Him and my reason for wanting to disobey Him…all came down to the same thing…my pride.  He wanted me humbled and, me…not so much!

When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.  Proverbs 11:2 

I want to walk in His wisdom, but that will not happen if I am resistant or, even disobedient to what He wants from me.  God does not want me to live in disgrace…He wants to me to live fully under His grace.  In order for that to happen…I have to be cheerfully obedient, and my heart and my mind need to be aligned with His heart and His wisdom.

I have to operate with a pure heart and a pure mind…I should never obey Him from out of my flesh (selfish reasons), but from the spirit that lives inside of me.

I took the first step and humbled myself in obedience to Him…what happens next, has nothing to do with me…it is all about Him and His work somewhere else.

I received confirmation today, of these words, in an email devotion from Anne Graham Lotz, and I just have to share it with you all…

The JOY of My HEART: September 25, 2012

Breaking the Silence

You have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit.    1 Peter 1:22, NKJV

Is God silent in your life?

Could it be that He has given you Truth to which you have not responded obediently?

Has He given you truth through a Bible study,

or your pastor’s sermon,

or your daily devotions,

or an inspirational book,

or a godly friend,

that you have yet to apply and obey? Have you been frustrated because the Bible doesn’t seem to make sense to you? And when you pray, is it as though your prayers hit the ceiling of your room and bounce back? Have you felt as though God has abandoned you? If so, you need to go back to the last thing you can remember that He told you and act on it. If you can’t remember, just return to the Cross by faith. In prayer, confess your sin of disobedience whether it was willful or not. Ask God to break His silence in your life.

Blessings,

Anne Graham Lotz

 

I also want to share with all of you the ****Surprise Assignment**** I posted within the group of women who are doing “Unglued” together here on facebook, through Many Strands of One Accord On-line Bible Studies.  If you are working on this study on your own or if you are working in a group and are looking for something to supplement what you are reading…please feel free to use this assignment, that is slightly modified, from the participant’s guide.

Surprise Assignment Week 2

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