When Challenged in Obedience

This has been a week of challenge to be obedient. WOW.. When God wants my attention He sure does everything in His power to make sure that I get the message. Everything from personal emails, to devotions to sermons. So…. Let me explain a little. Earlier this past week I was challenged by a mentor to consider doing something serious with regards to certain issues in my life. The idea of doing this challenge literally made me sick just to think about it. I got even angry at this person for mentioning this idea. I have/had a great deal of questions and as each has been answered it is becoming even more and more apparent that I am to do this thing and that the sooner start perhaps the sooner things will happen.

Since Wed. God has actually been revealing His will for me in the simple things.. Devotions on obedience (not just one or two but 10 each day). Today’s sermon was titled “Obedience Imperative” and in the sermon every single question that I had asked and had answered were not only answered but also re-answered. SO… How loud does God have to speak before I get the message???? Well, when I got to the truck this morning after church I typed a text to my mentor and told her that while I missed seeing her this morning we will definitely need to talk this out. And so we will be..

So, when faced with multiple confirmations to something do you still feel like maybe it is not God speaking? I am actually really and truly just being able to begin to see that this is a word from God.

So, I will be starting to at least allow my heart to begin to process this obedience. NO, I still in the flesh do not want to do this at all, Notta, no way, no how, it will be a cold day before I do this. Yet, seriously in my heart that belongs to God I want to do what He asks me to do…I want to be able to out of love for my Savior do this thing that my flesh is saying makes me a “wimp, wimp, wimp”

SO, I will keep you all updated over the next few weeks on how my obedience plays out. Will my flesh win or will my heart that belongs to God win… I am praying that my heart wins.. Because as in the sermon today “what do I have to lose if I just go ahead and obey?”

Be blessed my friends.

About leftnfree

I am a flawed Christian who loves Jesus more than anything. Originally from the east coast of the US (Philadelphia, Pa). Currently living in Az. I am a single female who has no children. I do have a bunch of nieces and nephews. I do love to dance, swim, sing, travel, and play. I love dogs and am allergic to cats an sulfa. I don't drink or do street drugs or abuse prescription drugs. I love the USA and am ashamed of some of the folks that are running the show in DC (both parties). Personally, I don't think that our founding fathers intended for the service of our members of congress was supposed to be a life long job. I think that they meant for it to be short term. I love all kinds of movies but classics are becoming my favorite more and more. I do not like much of what is on television today because the world of make believe "reality tv" is unreal, and the rest well I just don't like the animation programs either. I love Jesus and try to serve Him with all I am becoming more an more like Him daily. I may stumble and I may make a mistake but I can always count on the loving arms of my Jesus and my Heavenly Father to come pick me up again and help me stand. I am not afraid of trying or failing but I am afraid of bragging and doing it on my own. I try to love all people and help all people (sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't). But even in that God is my all an all. That is who I am. Nothing more and nothing less. What you see is what you get. Like I said at the beginning I am flawed. I am human, and while I am not sinless I am able to sin less and help others to learn how to sin less. God is good. I hope that you enjoy reading the things that I write.
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2 Responses to When Challenged in Obedience

  1. Sandy Dear One,To obey goes against that old sin nature we are born with. It is also a two front war you are fighting first the old sin nature and the temptation from Satan asking did God really say for you to that? Hope I can put into words what is in my heart!
    Our Lord in my life first ask of me some very simple task to do for Him and when I had learned to do them with my Heart full of joy and praise then came new and more challenging task many that have been far above my own ability to do. For example writing unlike most people who have a blog they love to write, I cannot say the same for me. I am a dyslexic spelling and writing reading are among the hardest things in life for me to do. I never used a computer until I started this blog a little more than two years ago. Then when God planted the seed to write a book for children I said ok but I do not know how and last Christmas Eve day Donkey Tells was released for sale, all I could do was say Look What God has done and all I had to do was OBEY! Now Wednesday night I have a reading for a group of 10 to 12 year olds and I am one of the worst oral readers you shall hear, but God how could I ever say no to a task You ask of me? Grace my dear sister grace is what is found in that four letter word OBEY grace so much greater than words can explain.
    May you find that sweet sweet grace when you obey and the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ shall embrace you as you walk in the light, Amen.

    • leftnfree says:

      As always James, you inspire me. I am so much closer to doing this than I was a week ago. It is not about me and I know that for God to transform me I must continue to do what He asks.. I just really don’t surrender as easy as I would like.. But God sure is not letting up on this issue at all.. He is really making it a sticking point… Thank you for sharing your story even more with me… Blessings to you my friend, and my brother.

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