Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word. It keeps you from being consumed with the unimportant, and it’s how you know what is most important. Folklore in business is the 80/20 Rule. People usually spend 80% of their time on what yields just 20% of the result… And only 20% of their time on what brings 80% of that result. Those who are successful are those who learn to focus on the most important, who don’t spend their time on things that are unimportant – because time is limited. You only have so much. Have you ever thought about, what is the most important thing? What is the most important thing in your life? Not even close - Obedience. Now there is a pre-requisite… Salvation, and the Filling of the Holy Spirit – without them, you can’t even get to the most important thing. You can’t even understand what it is, what to do, or how to do it… because you don’t have the relationship that’s required. But if you are Saved for Eternity, your sin forgiven, it no longer condemns you. And if you are filled with the Holy Spirit – who leads you into all truth, and gives you the power to choose what’s right over what’s wrong, what’s important over what’s not... Then that leaves the one most important thing. Obedience. The devil tries to pervert it, he’ll do anything to keep you from walking in that truth. He uses ungodly earthly examples whose selfishness or cruelty makes obedience distasteful. He stirs that sin nature in you which wants to do things your own way, instead of God’s Way (which is better for you as high as the heavens are above the earth). Obeying someone on earth – is always for their benefit – there is always some fallen human being wanting to lord it over you, whether a bully, a boss, or a government. But obeying God is always for your benefit, not His. He doesn’t need you, He loves you. He even gave His own Son to die in your place, what good thing would He withhold from you? Nothing. He even said so! Without question, The Most Important Thing – is to obey. It’s what love for God is – your affection and obedience. It brings Joy! It brings success, It brings reward for eternity, it protects you from harm and ruin and destruction, it perpetually moves you forward in His good. Obedience is a path not a list – and there’s always joy there! It’s not always fun, but joy is deeper than fun, it lasts longer, it’s permanent. God’s plan for you is the adventure of a lifetime, why wouldn’t you obey? Anything else, isn’t even a cheap imitation. It cannot compare in any way to God’s plans for you! If you will learn to obey. If you will walk in the path of His Good - you will walk in your very best life. The things to obey in? Time – Give Him your schedule, you can’t serve Him without it. Mind – Consume His Word – to transform it. Money – Give an account, know where it is and ask Him what to do with it. He’ll tell you. Testimony – God said exhort one other daily. Your Daily Call is that iron sharpening iron commanded for your victory. So how do you know that obedience is the most important thing? Because that’s what Jesus did, and it’s what He said. That’s all He did, and He said if you love me, you will obey. It’s how you lay down your life for Him, so you can live the unimaginable life of good, for which He laid down His life for you. Jesus said, if you abide in me and I abide in you – you will bear much fruit, without me you can do nothing. He then tells you what abide means. He said specifically what made him abide in His Father – was obedience. “If you obey my commands you will remain in my love, just as I obeyed my Father’s commands and remain in His Love. He wants you to walk in what He tells you, just like He walked in what His Father told him. He made it clear –the most important thing is Obedience. It’s what guarantees success for you in this life, and it’s the guarantee of reward for eternity. Praying that you will review the Topics – Obedience, Obey, Love is Obey, and Love Is Obey Verses. The only way you will keep doing the most important thing – is if you remind yourself of it. It’s the best journey you could ever have! What if you in your life – did the most important thing – every day? What could God do? You can’t even imagine! It’s better than you could dream!
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!