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Yielding to His Life

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"Now it shall be, if you diligently obey the Lord your God, being careful to do all His commandments which I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth."                                - Deuteronomy 28:1-2

Throughout the Old and New Testaments, God has always called those who follow Him to a life of obedience. This should mark our lives as Jesus followers. However, if we aren't careful, obedience can become the focus of the relationship, not the fruit of the relationship. You see, a Jesus follower walking in obedience is yielding moment-by-moment to Christ in them living through them. Isn't it true that we need Him  in order to not succumb to our daily temptations and struggles, to love our family, neighbors, and the nations? Therefore, obedience is not self-effort, but His life!

Are you yielding to Him living His life in and through you to live a life of obedience?

The Word of God

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"But this is what I commanded them, saying, 'Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you will be My people; and you will walk in all the way which I command you, that it may be well with you.'"                     - Jeremiah 7:23

The Bible is God's Word to us. It is to shape everything we do and discourage us away from what not to do. For example, when God says, "do" something, He's saying "help yourself." When He says not to do something, He's saying, "don't hurt yourself." In this passage, God reveals that when we hear and obey His voice, when He is in control of our lives, when we live as His children, walking in complete surrender to His will for our lives, life is simply better. But the opposite is also true. If we live outside of God's Word, out from underneath the umbrella of the protection it provides, we are susceptible to danger and exposed to the elements.

Have you given God's Word priority in your everyday life?

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