Obedience is the Only Way

October 9, 2012 | Tags: ,

If you continue in My word, you really are My disciples. You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

John 8:31-32

Obedience and peace go hand-in-hand. When we obey God (continue in My word), we are showing the world we are true followers of Jesus Christ. Then God blesses us with the truth about our lives and about Him. And that truth sets us free. It sets us free because it gives us peace and joy. We are right with God in our lives, and we are filled with joy because we are fulfilling our purpose for living.

Through a tremendous amount of disobedience to God in my own life, I have learned that obedience is the only way. God doesn’t give us several different ways to do something–He gives us one way. We either choose to obey and follow, thereby receiving the peace of knowing we are right with God, or we choose to disobey, and find ourselves in stress and unrest in our hearts.

God will never allow peace in a heart that continues to disobey. On the other hand, He offers an outpouring of peace and rest for a heart that longs to obey. Behind all of this is the lie that God’s way isn’t always best. It is always best. Always. Trusting and obeying God is the only way.

Trust and obey God today. It will lead to peace, rest, and truth. And it will set you free.

By Courtney Silberman

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