Monday 20 September 2010

Obedience - the fruit of faith

Glory to God!

Yesterday's meeting was an encounter with the living God - his presence, power and love! As we drew near to the Lord, He drew near to us (James 4:8). We spent time in His presence, worshipping Him and allowing Him to minister to us as He led. It was wonderful.

The Lord then spoke to us about obedience and this is what He showed us:

  1. Obedience is the evidence of our faith. 1 John 2:3-6
  2. Obedience is the evidence or fruit of our love for God. John 14:15
  3. A true disciple of Jesus is recognised as one who obeys God. Luke 6:46
  4. Every believer is called to obedience. Matthew 28:18-20; Rom. 1:5
  5. Sinners are described as "the disobedient." Eph. 2:1-3; 5:12
  6. God has given us His Spirit so that we can know His will and do what pleases Him. 1 Cor. 2:9-14; Col. 1:9-11
  7. The new way of the Spirit is not about not breaking the Law but about not breaking God's heart! Rom. 7:6
  8. The Holy Spirit grieves and envies intensely when we sin and share our love with the world. Eph. 4:30; James 4:4,5
  9. The closer our relationship with God the more we will live to obey Him and do what pleases Him.
  10. We obey because we are loved and because we love God. Eph. 5:1-6

It's not about not breaking the Law -
it's about not breaking God's heart!

We praise God for His passion for us and for continuing to reveal the way of the Spirit to us. Hallelujah!

Quote of the week:

" not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption." Eph. 4:30


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