Last Sunday we talked about what we focus on. All of us, if not careful, can carry a story within us that is not the story God has given; a narrative littered with chapters of unhealed pain, distorted perspective and limited thinking.
Breaking free from the limitations of rejection will involve changing what you focus on.
We have this wonderful Word from God, but does it have us. Are we obeying the Word we already know. Let’s look to David’s life of what it looks like to show us the way of obedience.
Acts 13:22 (NIV®) “After removing Saul, he made David their king. God testified concerning him: ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.’”
David was the most successful and celebrated king in Israel’s history, and here we get some commentary on why God loved him so much. The simple answer: David was a man after God’s own heart. But what does that mean in real terms? “He will do everything I want him to do,” God said. What a wonderful statement! What would it take for God to be able to say that about you? We call David’s attitude “obedience.”
We foster obedience in our own lives by adhering to the truth we know. If you’re thinking, I don’t understand everything I read in the Bible,” join the club. Neither do I! But I keep reading and asking the Holy Spirit to help me understand and apply it. Don’t worry about pronouncing all those Old Testament names and figuring out every nuance of prophecy. Be obedient to the truth you do understand, and God will bless you for it.
We are encouraged in 1 Tim. 4:12-13, 16 “Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you.”
Timothy was to grow spiritually so that the whole church could see his spiritual progress and imitate it.
Rather than focusing on what you don’t understand about God and His Word, remember the truth you do know, and respond to it in obedience. The way of obedience is the way restoration and healing.
Praying for you!
Trust God and His Word in your life and he will change our story.
I did nt write on the two Devotion I was nt in it.Yes its true we have to obey God.Iwas worshipping alot and in Gods word ....I was doing great with God.But took off my eyes of Him and down I went.I know that He loves me and me too.I do want to grow spiriatully and that otheres may see Gods work in me.But not for myself but others.I know what is right or wrong I have Gods light the holy spirit is with me.At times I dont listen then I aint happy.So I did asked forgiveness to God and knowing He forgaved me I will continue walking with Himby His Grace and obey.Thanks Pastor Mona
Thank you Pastor Mona! This was for me this morning. It will be so much easier now for me to read the Bible. It's to obey the truth I already know. I like when you said the way of obedience is the way restoration and healing . I love to read those devotions every day . It help me a lot to understand what I Don't understand. Thank you for sharing. Love you ❤️. Have a great day.