A path directed by God will always lead to peace. The path will have snags, bumps, and narrow passages, but with God as your guide the end of the path is always peace and peace surrounds you as to journey. Listen as Sherry shares the importance of putting God before you.
How many times do you know what you should do, but you don’t do it? Have you ever found yourself bargaining with God? Saying, “God, I know you said do this, but what if I just do a part of it? How about the heart of the issue. The particulars you told me don’t really matter, right?”
King Saul was known for partial obedience. This saddened God and made him regret choosing Saul as King. Saul lost his kingdom because he consistently choose to partially obey God. Through Saul we learn that partial obedience is still disobedience. How often are you partially obedient to what you know God desires of you?
Jesus gives grace and his blood covers a multitude of sin and even in our disobedience we find God’s mercy. Obedience isn’t about getting points for completing a task, it’s a heart issue that reveals our love for and submission to God. Doing what God commands in the wrong attitude is still disobedience. God wants everything, but we often want to keep some control. The irony is that keeping partial control leads only to harm for us. We don’t want to submit to God even though it’s for our best interest. God loves you and his call to obedience is a call of love for you.
Listen as Sherry provides deep insight why obedience to God is so important.
Scripture references:1 Samuel 15; Galatians 5:22-26
In whatever situation you find yourself, you can trust in God’s faithfulness because He is faithful. God’s faithfulness is the one thing we can be sure of in an uncertain world. Learning to be confident in your daily circumstances is the lesson of learning God’s faithfulness – how he loves you and how he is always faithful to whatever he says to you and about you.
Listen as Sherry offers insight into experiencing God’s faithfulness.
God desires that we delight in him. So many problems in the world would be solved if we delighted more often in him. God promised that if you “Delight yourself in the Lord…he will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4). As you delight in God, your desires begin to reflect his desires. The desires of your heart will align with His desires. One of the primary desires God has for his people is to be unified together. At times we must agree to disagree but a group can still unified in disagreement because the foundation that holds the unity together is a love for God and commitment to love each other. The secret to unity is to listen for God’s desires; to desire him and always be willing to align with his desires.
Listen as Sherry shares experiences in her life that confirm delighting in God brings forth the desires of your heart.