Obedience to God

Earlier today on Bellshill Salvation Army Band’s Facebook page I shared some devotions. I’d like to share those devotions with you tonight.

I always think the word obedience sounds very strict, suggesting if we don’t obey there will be severe consequences. That sounds scary doesn’t it?

How many times have we heard a parent try to get a child to obey by telling to, “Do as I say, or else x will happen”, or “Do as you’re told, or you can’t go to y”?

Does the child always do what they are told? How about when you were that child, did you always obey, and do what you were told by upper parents? No, of course we didn’t!

What about when God asks us to do something, are we more willing to obey Him, and say “yes”?

I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands.

Psalm 119:60 (NIV)

Are you ready and willing to obey God when He asks you to do something? I pray today that you are ready to listen to God’s requests, and do as the above bible verse says, and respond quickly and positively to all He asks you to do.

A number of years ago when I was songster accompanist at Rutherglen Salvation Army, there was a song which we used to sing, called Obedience – The words and music of this song became very special to me. I hope you too are blessed by the words and the music.

Lord I hear you knocking
Hear your voice appealing
Open the door of your heart
Let me enter in and
Take a centre of your life
Controlling every part
Come follow me on the way of the cross
This is the moment you must start
 
Chorus
Lord I respond to your claims on my life
With obedience to that you will ask
Lord, knowing you in the way of the cross
This will be my task
 
Lord I know you're prompting
Know your spirit surging
Be my desire for today
Make my will your choice and
Meet no other voice
That calls to walk another way
Come follow me on the way of the cross
This is the moment to obey
 
Chorus
Lord I respond to your claims on my life
With obedience to that you will ask
Lord, knowing you in the way of the cross
This will be my task
 
Lord I know your presence
Be your call to service
Be what you want me to be
Serve and to your brothers
Give your life for others
As I do at Calvary
Come follow me on the way of the cross 
This is the moment to be free
 
Chorus
Lord I respond to your claims on my life
With obedience to that you will ask
Lord, knowing you in the way of the cross
This will be my task
 
Your cross, my task

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