God Wants Us to Obey Him

crucifixPsalm 105:5; 45:

“Remember his marvelous works that he hath done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;… That [you] might observe his statutes, and keep his laws. Praise ye the Lord.”

Psalm 105 talks about the way God has blessed and led His people, with the conclusion that they should obey Him as a result. Obedience is key in our relationship with Jesus. Jesus died for our sins, not that we should keep sinning, but so that we would forsake our sins.

If we keep sinning, we put Jesus to an open shame and lose out on God’s blessings of obedience. This will even cost us our salvation. Now, don’t get me wrong. We are not saved by obedience; but someone who is truly saved will obey God out of love. If they are being disobedient to God, it goes to shows that they don’t really love Him. Jesus said, “If ye love me, keep my commandments” (John 14:15). Disobedience is also a rejection of Jesus. And no one who rejects Jesus will be saved.

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Scheduled Times of Prayer

 

prayerPsalm 55:17:

Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.

Kind David had a habit of praying three times a day. This is a good habit for Christians to have.

Praying upon raising will help to ensure that we get our day started right. Our focus will be directed towards God at the onset of our day. And if we pray for His wisdom and guidance at the beginning of our day, He will help us to make the right decisions.

Personally, I don’t pray much at noon. I pray in the morning and in the evening, specifically. But I do pray to God in my mind throughout the day. For example, when I’m tempted or perplexed. Then I shoot my petitions to the throne of God in the quietness of my soul.

At bed time, it is good to thank God for his blessings and guidance throughout the day. That is also when I pray for individuals on my prayer list. I keep a prayer list on my iPhone which I refer to in my evening prayers.

If we maintain these kinds of habits in our lives, we will have a closer relationship with God and others will be blessed by our influence, as well.

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Giving Equals Blessings!

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Psalm 41:1, 2:

1. Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.

2. The Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies.

This passage really resonatges with me, because I can relate to it. I remember when I was finishing my 9 year federal prison term. I was a Christian by now. I was in a holding cell, awaiting deportation to Poland. There was a Mexican national with me, awaiting deportation to Mexico.

I had about $270 in my pocket. The Mexican guy mentioned that he had no money for the bus to get from the location of his deportation to his home, which cost $15. I happily gave him the money for his bus ticket.

There are blessings in giving; and I knew that I would need all the divine help that I could get in days ahead. I was getting deported to a country that I knew nearly nothing about. I was born there, but left with my family when I was three years old. However, I’m happy to say that God didn’t let me down.

My deportation took place over two years. Currently, I am the owner of a flat worth over $50,000 and I have a steady income. God is good.

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