Chaplain’s Column: Obedience - Matthew 26:36-42
Every believer must choose whether to live by the principle of obedience or follow his own personal preferences. When we commit to doing God’s will we are saying "God said it, so I’m going to do it". We may question, complain or argue but in the end we will be obedient, no matter what.
The Lord understands our questioning of His will in our lives. In Hebrews 4:15 we are told that we have a high priest who can sympathize with us. Remember Jesus was not happy about the Cross. He grieved over the coming separation from His Father. He was committed to following God’s will (Matt. 26:39). No one took Christ’s life from Him; He laid it down (John 10:18).
Our lives are about fulfilling God’s purpose. God has a plan for each of us and yet many of us choose to follow our on individual preferences. Being obedient is sometimes hard, but the struggle and sacrifices are worth it. We will receive great joy and peace by living by God's principles and being obedient to Him.
Following God requires living by faith, which means trusting the Holy Spirit to guide us (John 16:13) when we don’t see how all the pieces fit together, believing that God always works for our good (Rom. 8:28) and His glory, and desiring to please our Father. Will you be ready when He calls?
Please pray for the following:
1. Elizabeth Tillery (Bill Myrick’s sister)
2. Kerri Waldo’s daughter - Brooke
3. Cathy Givens
Yours In Christ