Monday, November 12, 2007

If you Love Me , Keep My Commandments

The Ten Commandments
The Ten Commandments


You cannot continue doing things your way and accomplish God's purposes in His ways. Once you have adjusted your life to God, His purposes, and His ways you are prepared to obey Him.

Jesus said "If you love Me, keep My commandments. He who does not love Me does not keep My words" (John 14:15,24)

  • Obedience is the outward expression of your love of God
  • The reward for obedience and love is that He will reveal Himself to you.
  • If you have an obedience problem, you have a love problem.
  • If you love Him, you will obey Him!

Jesus said, "For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother" (Matt. 12:50)

Jesus clearly said that by obedience a person indicates his love relationship with God in John 14:15-21.

Servants of God do what He directs. They obey Him. The servant does not have the option of deciding whether or not he wants to obey. Choosing not to obey is rebellion, and such disobedience will bring serious consequences.

Many people are so self-centered they want to do their own "thing". They do not stop to consider what obedience may mean in their lives.

Some people want God to give them an assignment. They vow to do whatever He asks. But when God observes their lives, He notices they have not obeyed in the things He already has told them to do.
  • God gave the Ten Commandments....Are you obeying?
  • Jesus ordered the church to make disciples of all nations...Are you doing all you know to obey Him?
  • God tells you through Scripture to live in unity with your Christian brothers and sisters.... Do love and harmony characterize you fellowship?

God's commands are not given so you can pick and choose the ones you want to obey and forget the rest. He expects us to obey ALL His commands out of our love relationship with Him.

When He sees you are faithful and obedient in a little, He will be able to trust you with more.

God has always been at work in our world. He is now at work where you are. When God is ready for you to be involved with Him in an assignment, He always will take the initiative to come to you and reveal what He is doing, or what He is about to do. When He does, this will be His invitation for you to join Him.

Joining Him will require major adjustments of your life to Him so He can accomplish His will through you. When you know what God has said, know what He is about to do, and have adjusted your life to Him, there is yet one remaining necessary response to God.
Home at Last by Danny Hahlbohm
Home at Last



To experience Him at work in and through you, you must obey Him. When you obey Him, He will accomplish His work through you; and you will come to know Him by experience.




Experiencing God
by Henry T. Blackaby
& Claude V. King
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9 comments:

nannykim said...

The commands are beautiful and display His righteousness--I feel as Paul did (today) in Romans 7 :21 So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. 22 For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, 23 but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. 24 Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 25 Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.

8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. [1] 2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you [2] free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. 3 For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, [3] he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. " The problem now is---I must walk according to His Spirit--oh the weakness of my flesh!

Diane @ A Watered Garden said...

Both you and Nannykim have shared the Word... and that always encourages me! Obedience in turning against our own selfish desires and sin... and choosing what honors God and is best in HIS plan. Often easier said than done... but it is the ONLY way to peace and growth.

Mimi said...

Nannykim,
thanks for your beautiful comments and we do know that when we want to follow God and prepare ourselves to serve Him... Satan is close at hand willing us to fall short in our service to God.
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Diane
I do hope that my post served to encourage you in your continued walk with God...

Anna S said...

"He expects us to obey ALL His commands out of our love relationship with Him."

Very true. I feel this is a continuation of your previous post!

Sharon said...

That is such a lovely post! And so true! We need to obey our Father in Heaven and the beauty is, when we do it His way, things work so much better. I am so thankful for God and His love.

:0) Sharon
P.S. I think you're right about my basketball shot...hee..hee :0)

Mimi said...

Anna,
yes I believe He expects us to obey all of His commands also...you are also very observant.. I went back and looked at my previous post... and it is somewhat of a continuation...

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Sharon,
I am also very thankful for God's Love... and you are right when we do it His way things always work out the correct way!!!

keep practicing on that basketball shot and you will probably make the next one!!:0)

deb said...

It took me an amazing long time as a new Christian to realize that I had to obey God. LOL I think that it took the Holy Spirit a very long time to work on my rebellious heart.

A very good post and a message that goes straight to my own heart.

Cynthia said...

The boys and I read the story of the Ten Commandments in their beginner's Bible last night. Such beautiful commandments!

Mimi said...

Deb,
thanks for visiting with me and I appreciate your comments....
I think it takes all of us awhile to come to the final conclusion that we are truly servants of God and must obey him before we can truly serve him...being a servant is what makes us free!!!
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Cynthia,
you and the boys are such an inspiration to me... I appreciate your comments...and I will follow along with you the progress on their condition...
Be Encouraged