Anyone struggling with obedience? Not to many of us raise our hands and jump up and down screaming “I am! I am!” when asked that question. Today, however, that is the answer for me.
I think there are many reasons that we struggle with obedience. My top two are:
2. Lack of fear of God
Selfishness is definitely number one. I like to do things my way. I don’t want to submit my way to another’s. It is especially difficult when someone tells me how I should do something if I have not asked for their opinion. Yet, how many times do I pray and ask for God’s advice and then ignore it?
The second main reason I disobey is a lack of fear of God. I don’t always hold God in his proper position. When I invited Jesus to be my Savior and Lord that should have meant that I would bow my knee to his will in every situation or circumstance that I face. Alas, I don’t. In fact too often I wait to obey him and sometimes I don’t obey at all. If I hold God as the authority of my life and seek to please him over myself, then things will be different. I will do things for others before doing for myself. I will think that it is better to store up treasures in heaven over storing them up on earth.
What about you? What is God asking you to do? To give?
He is almighty God. Let’s “bow the knee” together.