STRENGTH TO OBEY
God’s love for us has no limit. His love humbles us and causes us to be thankful.
In Romans we find a life changing verse: “God’s kindness leads you toward repentance.”
In other words . . . as we pray and receive God’s love, we begin to change. We become sorry for our sin. We become more disciplined to live the Spirit Filled Life.
God’s kindness changes us and teaches us obedience to God. Our job is to obey.
ROMANS 2:4, NIV4 “Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, tolerance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness leads you toward repentance?”
1 SAMUEL 15:22, NIV
22 “But Samuel replied: “Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the LORD? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.”
Remember that the word ‘repentance’ means to change your mind. Today, choose to change your mind about some aspect of the way you have been living. Take a moment and praise God for His love and kindness right now, and confess your sins to Him. He forgives you.
Now identify one area of your life that needs to change. Trust God to give you the strength to turn from your sins, believe Him and obey Him!
“Lord Jesus Christ, You have been so good to me. You have shown mercy in holding back the punishment that I rightfully deserve. You have shown grace in giving me exactly what I do not deserve. I praise you Lord! I choose to obey you in the following area of my life: _____________. I will rely on your Spirit to help me have the strength to obey today. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.