As I sit and have my cup of coffee with Jesus, I was thinking about the word OBEDIENCE. If you look in the Scriptures, you will find that Jesus never forces or threatens OBEDIENCE. Jesus uses “IF”. “If anyone desires to come after ME, let him deny himself”. This is true DISCIPLESHIP; HE invites us to a life and encourages us to follow.
Jesus makes HIS way, HIS truth, and HIS life very clear; it’s not about rules, it’s about a way of life based on love, mercy, and forgiveness. This is something our world needs to see today more than ever. When we obey Jesus, God ‘s love flows through us and touches the lives of many others. Forced obedience is controlling, and it’s easy to fall into that sin.
Today, we should be asking ourselves if am we are joyfully, willingly, and obediently following Jesus, or are we living out of fear and control. If you’re living out of fear and control, Jesus is not a part of it. Today, let’s live in the Freedom of being a true disciple, following Jesus. What a great day, CHOOSING to be obedient to God’s WORD! Have a blessed day!
Good Morning Father Craig , Thank you for your message today . Have a Blessed Day . ♥️🙏🙏🙏