Obedience.

“To love is to do.”

This is a true saying. A very true saying indeed. I have desired greatly to love the Lord Jesus Christ with all my heart, all my mind, all my strength and all my soul…just as He commands us and reveals to us that this is the greatest command of all. Yes, this command has been my single most sought after desire — to love God.

And to love Him, He made it clear to me after I had neglected a work He gave me to complete, is to obey. Obey Him.

Hear

Hear what the Lord says. Hear with your heart. Hear with you mind. Hear with you ears. Hear with your eyes. Hear what God said and what He will say to you.

Believe

I have recently understood that the ‘great’ men of faith that I often hear about in regards to the scripture Hebrews 11, are not great at all. Truly it was and is God’s greatness that is so admirable and such a wonder and strength. These men were as we are this day, men. It was their faith, as the passage details, that worked. Truly they believed what God said, what God promised, what God declared. They Believed And what they did and did not do, proved it, (their faith – belief of what God spoke).

Believe what the Lord has said and what He will say to you. And after you have heard and believed, do.

Do

Doing is the part that measures your love. Not what you feel. Do whatever you have heard from God. Give to it life as He so leads and gives grace and power and strength to do.

Jesus said, if you love Him keep His commands. Jesus said blessed are they that hear the word of God and keep it.

The Spirit of Almighty God leads and instructs in the way that you should go and, He will guide you with His eye but, you must DO as you have HEARD.

Finish

Bring to a completion what you have heard and what you have set out to do by Christ, in Christ, for Christ. Determine in you heart and pray the God of heaven and earth be your help and your refuge, that indeed for His glory the task(s) in which He sets before you is completed just as He ordained it to be.

Finally,

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.

No Other Way

I just don’t know any other way to love Christ than to obey Him. So help me Lord, through your grace I can. I will. I do. Even as you judge me, have mercy I pray you Father in heaven, have mercy upon me. For He try’s the reins of each heart. Our outward appearance is as heavy as a single maple leaf. Thought we search for blush and lip gloss, God searches for honour and integrity, justice and truth, mercy and love, faith and faith and faith. Glory to God who makes wise the simple. Amen.


“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.”¬†

JEREMIAH 17:9-10

“Look not on his countenance nor on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD sees not as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.”

1 SAMUEL 16:7

 

Instructions

Whatever He says, do!

The Lord instructs us as He sees right in His sight. He does so for our benefits. Reading, listening, hearing, getting, receiving all affords us the much needed knowledge about what to do in any given task, circumstance or situation.

Doing what we’ve received affords us to witness the end result of transforming knowledge into action (effort/labour/doing etc.). This process is happening continuously for all sorts of matters and vestments, but when you’ve received instructions from Jesus, you have the blessed opportunity to see the end result intend by Him. You can witness the desire of His heart and the wisdom of His thoughts and the power of His Spirit.

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Approval and Disapproval

If the Lord Jesus Christ approved/directed/commanded you to do a work, speak and or write, behave distinctly in the path of obedience unto him.

It matters not another approval or disapproval. For what authority is higher, more qualified than Jesus’? I have long sought the approval of others for an arrange of sorts throughout my life. Certainly there is a place for sound counsel¬†and wise judgement and rebuke from others, yet when it comes to having heard and received from God, friend, it matters not if another is for it, against it, indifferent of it, or has zero thought or concern.

Note well: When this life is over in this world we will in truth give an account to Jesus. It will not be your family who will speak for you, not the governors of your county, not your coworkers, not your friends and neighbours, you, alone.

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