Last year at this time I was cruising the interstate in our white pick up truck with my mom and Gus, pulling a U-Haul trailer. Dennis was following with his mom in his car. Micki and Roger were in Phoenix with my car. I did love the group move. We are here, building a home and anchored in life in Kingman.
Since Easter I have been camped out in the Gospels. Because Kirsti was in Luke I followed, so we can talk about it of course. I’m like a bee to honey (or as a bat to a Saguaro blossom as we learned in the Saguaro National Park Saturday) when it comes to reading or learning about obedience. I can’t stay away from it. In Luke 3 Jesus gets baptized by John, He then goes into the desert for forty days, starts preaching and in chapter 5 he begins calling His disciples. He already has a crowd following Him from Galilee. He comes to a lake, steps into an empty boat and asks the owner, Simon to let the boat out a little way so He can teach from there. Simon does. Then He tells the fisherman to take his boat out to the deep and lower his net. Simon replied, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing;nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net.” They caught so much fish the net was breaking. ~Luke 5:5
Yesterday my pastor preached on obey. He took the word apart. Essentially it means to move toward and listen intently. So listening intently to Jesus, living in the loving embrace of our grace giving God we move toward what He says. “OBEY”. If we choose Christ we choose to move toward His teaching. Eventually we can’t live entrenched in sin because we’ve moved over to life in Christ. Moving on.
Pastor Kent preached from John 14.
John 14:23-26 “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me. These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.
Obedience overflows from Love! God loves us so much, His words are there to guide us and keep us on His path to victory.
Oh Lord, I pray that our hearts long for You and we feel the love You have for us. I pray we Obey Your words and live a life full of promise.
Obedience moved us to the west. We walk this out with hope in Jesus to fulfill His plan in our lives. We praise you Lord!
Off to pick stain colors and change door choices A lovely day in store.