Obeying God is the most courageous act we will do. In our society today, rebellion seems to be the status quo. So many people are going against the grain of our cultural heritage that their actions have become the norm. When this type of thinking seeps into the way we view God, we begin to venture down a very dangerous path—one of disobedience.
God has a special calling on each person's life. However, our response to His calling determines whether we will be courageous followers or rebellious children.
Obedience to God is the cornerstone of our love for Him.
Many times, we resist God's calling because we fear what He might call us to do. We forget that His plan is the best possible plan for us. His calling on our lives does not mean we are doomed to a lifestyle we loathe; rather, it is a calling to experience the fullness of life as we have yet to know it.
There were many moments in which David could have wandered down another path. After all, King Saul was chasing him across the countryside—wanting nothing less than David's life. Yet during this difficult time, David chose to remain faithful and obedient to the Lord.
If we want to become courageous champions for Christ, we must remember that obedience to God is the cornerstone of our love for Him. While we may praise God with our mouths, what we do with our lives demonstrates where our hearts truly rest. God's calling on our lives awaits our obedience, and our decision to follow and obey Him—no matter what—will mold and shape us into true champions.
Prayer: Lord, show me what it means to walk in true obedience to the call You have placed on my life. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
"Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will do this" (Psalm 37:5).
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