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Obedience

Someone told me she read something that says: Partial obedience is a subtle act of rebellion.

I couldn’t agree more.

And then she went on with how she got convicted about not fully obeying God every time, which to me sounded a lot more like frustration.

I understood.

The thought of failing God over and over and over again IS frustrating. And if we’re not careful, condemning. That is when we are not in the right posture.

I simply told her, it’s good that we feel convicted every time we disobey God. But, we have to make sure we LEAVE ROOM FOR GRACE.

Grace is what enables us to do things that, in our frailty, seem no less than impossible. Grace is what keeps us standing even though we feel like giving up. Grace is what fuels us to continue running the race when, left to our own, we would definitely be wanting out. And that very same grace that God has so lovingly poured out on us, when all we ever deserved was judgment, makes it possible for us to obey Him and daily choose to live in the center of His will.

And grace can only come from Him.

Obedience that is done on our own strength will always be partial. His grace is what completes our obedience.

” I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in. Him, he will bear much fruit; APART FROM ME YOU CAN DO NOTHING. -John 15:5″

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5 thoughts on “Obedience”

  1. agree! we need to have faith in God’s saving grace. “He is faithful that promised” “though your sins be as scarlet, I will make them like snow.”

    the Bible also talks about partial obedience in James 2:10 “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.(KJV).” We are told in Jeremiah 29:13 “And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with ALL your heart,” which means we have to surrender to Him entirely, not trying to serve God and “mammon” (whatever your personal mammon is.”

    Revelation 3 also has some very sharp words for them who continue to stand in the middle: “So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. (v.16)”

    what we need is to clothe ourselves with God’s armor (ephesians 6:11-18) because like you quoted, without Him we are nothing. πŸ™‚

      1. ga-danghag ra jud ko. abi nako em ikaw tong nag-comment. karon ra ko ka-realize nga dili diay. hahahaha. naulaw na nuon ko.

        hello, iamlostandfound. glad to meet you, and embarrassed too. πŸ˜€ God bless you both. πŸ™‚

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