Day 27: Being obedient
I will not enter my house
or go to my bed–
I will allow no sleep to my eyes,
no slumber to my eyelids,
till I find a place for the Lord,
a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob.
Psalm 132: 3-5
The word obedience sounds harsh, oppressive, unpleasant. What if we could see obedience to God as a gift–as a way to draw closer and experience His love and peace?
Non-discipleship costs abiding peace, a life penetrated by love, faith that sees everything in the light of God’s overriding governance for good, hopefulness that stands firm in the most discouraging of circumstances, power to do what is right and withstand evil. In short, it costs exactly that abundance of life Jesus said he came to bring–life lived on its highest plane. Dallas Willard, The Divine Conspiracy
All God’s revelations are sealed until they are opened to us by obedience. . . Obey God in the thing He shows you, and instantly the next thing is opened up. . .God will never reveal more truth about Himself until you have obeyed what you already know. Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest
Begin where you are. Obey now. Use what little obedience you are capable of, even if it be like a grain of mustard seed. Begin where you are. Live this present hour as you now sit in your seat, in utter, utter submission and openness toward God. Thomas Kelly
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.