“Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me.” John 14:23-24…………..
“”Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.” Mt. 7:21………….
There’s something in my life I don’t want to do. That’s an understatement, if I’m honest. I desperately don’t want to do it. So you might be surprised to know that as much as I desperately don’t want to do it, I keep on doing it. I do it for one single reason.
I love the Lord Jesus Christ more than anything and anyone, and God through Christ by His Spirit through His Word has taught me that those who LOVE the Lord Jesus Christ OBEY the Lord Jesus Christ.
In plain English, LOVE OBEYS. It wasn’t so very long ago I professed to love the Lord with all my heart – but my life proved otherwise. Jesus tells us those who love Him obey Him. And that’s exactly what we need to do – regardless of how we feel about what God in Christ calls us to do.
Friend, it’s not about what we want and what we don’t want. It’s about the fact – the truth – the reality – that JESUS CHRIST IS LORD, and that those of us who believe in Him and follow Him and enjoy a forever relationship with Him, who are heaven-bound, who have repented and given our lives to Him, we now belong to Him, and must live for Him, IN LOVE, yes, and IN OBEDIENCE borne of that love for Him!
If you’re hemming and hawing about something the Lord has called you to do, think of it this way. If you really LOVE THE LORD, then OBEY THE LORD. For He is LORD! Lord of all!