Posts from November 2023

Posts from November 2023

Ever-Present Help – The Joy of Obedience | Day 5

Day 5: Ever-Present Help …lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Matthew 28:20 (KJV) Reflection: In Matthew, Jesus reassures us of His perpetual presence in the lives of believers. This promise stands as an anchor, ensuring that regardless of the temporal circumstances, Christ is a constant, abiding presence. Obedience then becomes not just a duty, but a communion with the ever-present Savior. Illustration: It’s similar to a constant hum of a well-tuned engine…

The Light Burden of Love – The Joy of Obedience | Day 4

Day 4: The Light Burden of Love For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. 1 John 5:3 (KJV) Reflection: Love transforms our perception of God’s commandments. They are not heavy burdens to bear but are the natural outcomes of a heart fully devoted to God. When we love God truly, His commandments become our joy and our peace, not because they are easy, but because our love for God…

Obedience Brings Fellowship – The Joy of Obedience | Day 3

Day 3: Obedience Brings Fellowship He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. John 14:21 (KJV) Reflection: In this scripture, Jesus draws a direct line between obedience and intimate fellowship with Him. Obedience is not about earning Jesus’s love; rather, it’s about residing in the love that the Father already has for…

The Comfort of Obedience – The Joy of Obedience | Day 2

Day 2: The Comfort of Obedience And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; John 14:16 (KJV) Reflection: The promise of the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, is Jesus’s way of ensuring we are never alone. Obedience is not a solitary walk; it is accompanied by the greatest Companion who provides wisdom, strength, and comfort. This enduring presence is the believers’ assurance, signifying a constant support system established by…

Love and Commandments – The Joy of Obedience | Day 1

Day 1: Love and Commandments If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15 (KJV) Reflection: This verse lays the foundation of our relationship with Jesus—it is a relationship that thrives on love. But this love is active; it demands expression through our actions. To keep His commandments is to actively participate in the love we profess, recognizing that His instructions are not burdensome but are life-giving. Illustration: It’s much like a young child who, out of love and respect…
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