"If you love me, you will obey what I command... Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me... If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching... He who does not love me will not obey my teaching." John 14:15, 21, 23, 24
The extent of my love for Christ is shown by the extent of my obedience to him.
The God of the universe owes me nothing, but has given me everything for eternity by offering grace and justification.
God has a will. He has a plan to fulfill that will. He will equip me.
God doesn't ask me to be successful, just faithful. Always.
Do I see the problem or do I see God? Faith helps me look beyond the world's value system and see the eternal values of God's kingdom.
Honest worship of Christ always leads to active obedience to Christ.
The battle - the entire battle - belongs to the Lord. I must even surrender my faith to God's will.
The Lord promises four things: 1) He desires my prayers; 2) He hears my prayers; 3) He answers my prayers; 4) He supersedes my prayers.
Freedom is not about autonomy; freedom is about obedience.