30 Days of Prayer Day 26: Loving Obedience: 1 John 5:1-5

Day 26

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. 2 This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. 3 In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, 4 for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 5 Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.

1 John 5:1-5

What would you pay for complete peace? Free from all your fears, hurts, and hate? To be complete, without any fault or mess? That is exactly what God offers us in Christ; Peace, wholeness, and rest. You are loved! You are a child of God, made in His image. If you believe that His son Jesus is the Savior, then you are whole and complete in your relationship with Him. You have bold access to Him at all times and you have his personal presence living in you. In light of these truths, what is the only reasonable response to God’s leading? It’s to obey. Obedience is an act of love and trust. When we obey God we are telling Him and ourselves that we love Him and trust that He loves us and isn’t holding out on us. 
Does your obedience feel like and obligation? If so, you may have an inaccurate view of God. Ask Him to show you who He is and to teach you to trust Him. Confess your pride and stubbornness and ask Him to soften your heart and teach you to love Him, and in loving Him, to obey. 

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