Matthew 721(HCSB)  “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord!’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of My Father in heaven.

Today I’d like to share a powerful Kingdom leadership insight: Obedience to God is determined, not by words, but by the actions of those who belong to the Lord. Talking about character-building is easy; living a life that reflects our God is far more difficult, especially in today’s temptation-filled world. As people of God saying we love our God is only one part of our relationship with God, but equally as important is demonstrating our love for God in how we live our daily lives.

Since God created Adam and Eve, we human beings have been rebelling against our Creator. Why? Because many times we are unwilling to trust God’s Word, and we are unwilling to follow His instructions. God has given us a guidebook for righteous living called the Holy Bible. It contains thorough imperatives which, if followed, lead to fulfillment, abundance, and salvation. Although, if we choose to ignore God’s Word via its commandments, the results are as predictable as they are painfully unfortunate.

Do you seek God’s peace and His blessings? Then let’s work towards obeying our Lord. When you’re faced with a difficult choice or a powerful temptation, seek God’s counsel and trust the counsel the Lord gives, through the Word, or human agency meaning servants of God. Invite God into your heart and live according to His commandments. When you do, you will be blessed today, tomorrow, and forever. Have a marvelous Monday!

Quote: Obedience leads to spiritual growth. Oswald Chambers correctly observed, “We grow spiritually as our Lord grew physically: by a life of simple, unobtrusive obedience.” When you take these words to heart, you will embark upon a lifetime of spiritual growth . . . and God will smile.

Elder Baker

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