Obedience-August 25, 2013

To obey is BETTER than sacrifice!  I Samuel 15:22    But Samuel replied:

“Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices
as much as in obeying the Lord?
To obey is better than sacrifice,
and to heed is better than the fat of rams.

My entire life is being DEFINED by my willingness and obedience to Jesus Christ!

Press on forward.  Philippians 3:12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.

Wisdom ordained for our glory!

I Corinthians 2:7  No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began.

Let go of the “what ifs”

Romans 8:28-30           28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.

Jeremiah 29:11-14          11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”



Dignity, honor, praise=Doxa