It has taken awhile to get my Scripture so, I'm sorry for the delay. Truly, I use this as my personal accountability tool. It's crazy amazing what God is doing in my life right now - especially with teaching Biblical Foundations from a full gospel perspective. When you teach, you learn & grow even more than normal. He is truly challenging me on what Biblical obedience looks like. In other words, if the Bible says I should be doing it - then I need to do it. I'm willing to learn & step out in faith but not having someone modeling it is the daunting part. Here's what I know - I learn & then I teach it. That's the heart behind my verse for this next 2 weeks. The difficult thing about obedience is that it is rarely understood, even by Christians [maybe even more so] - which truly is sad. BUT, that should NOT stop me from being obedient to what God calls me to. It is rarely easy. It often doesn't make sense. Do it anyway! I was so blessed yesterday when I witnesses 2 people step up in obedience & equally blessed by the leaders modeling what it looks like to encourage & bless them in their obedience. It was beautiful & heart wrenching at the same time. What I envision, is the blessing & favor by God, in a life of obedience - He is able!
Cheryl M, Peoria, AZ
James 1:25 AMP "Be he who looks carefully into the perfect law, the law of liberty and faithfully abides by it, not having become a [careless] listener who forgets but an active doer [who obeys] he will be blesses and favored by God in what he does [in is life of obedience].
For physical training is of some value, but godliness (spiritual training) is of value in everything and in every way, since it holds promise for the present life and for the life to come. 1 Timothy 4:8 AMP
I'm not sure what it is that is drawing me to this verse other than the fact that I know this to be true. It does not come of ourselves, but of the Holy Spirit in me. I am called to be like Christ. To live a life that points others to Him. I will always be growing as long as I am seeking. That is the crux of it all - seeking. My challenge to you is to not be a nominal Christ follower. Don't EVER be satisfied with where you are - yes, there are seasons of rest - but do not get so comfortable that you forget to move.
With Much Love~C
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