Ginrich's Devotional Blog

November 21, 2011

Love and Obedience

Filed under: Bible,Christian,devotion,God's Word,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:59 am
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John 14:15 “If you love me, you will obey what I command.

Ouch.  That hurts.  My love for Jesus is measured by my obedience.  I don’t know about you but I know I don’t obey what He has commanded 100 percent of the time.  I say things I shouldn’t say, think things I shouldn’t think, don’t speak up when I should, waste time and on and on.  When I am aware of these things I do confess and ask for forgiveness and through the grace of God and through the blood of Jesus I am forgiven.  My problem is I still put myself first.  I block His Holy Spirit from flowing freely through me.  How do I get where He wants?  I start each day acknowledging the day and I both belong to God and I am available for His use and His glory.  Like an alcoholic, it is one minute at a time.  I can practice the presence of God minute by minutes.  Gradually the times I allow the Holy Spirit to flow freely through me will increase and my own selfishness will decrease.  Praise God He will finish the good work He has begun in me.  He’ll do the same for you.  All you need to is ask Him.

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