Wednesday, October 12, 2016

today's four letter word

Lewis talks about obedience today in A Year with C.S. Lewis.

We Americans don't like obedience. Revolution and independence are our themes. The idea of doing what we're told rankles against our national pride.

But God makes it clear throughout the Bible that we are going to be slaves to something. There's no such thing as being completely independent. We're either going to be slaves to our appetites and desires and sinful nature... or we're going to be servants of God.

The cool thing is, when you start being His servant, He quickly promotes you. He begins calling you His child. And eventually, His friend. We start off doing what He tells us just because He tells us to. And Lewis says that in itself is a good. But after we've walked with Him for awhile, we start to see WHY He tells us to do things that way. We see the wisdom behind His commands. We start to agree with Him.

God, thank You for helping us find Your wisdom.

1 comment:

julie reedy said...

I am a lose for what to prayer for about our country. Obey is not found in either side of the race for the highest position in this country. Morals, judgement, responsibility, truth, trust, God laws and I could go on and on do not appear to have a place in our current world. How and why have we allowed the decay of our country to become the norm? All of the commandments given to us by God no longer apply in the day to day lives of so many. It is very scary and pitiful that we have just sat by and kept our mouths shut and not stood up for God and his plan for our lives. Now that it has gotten to the point that everyday we experience disbelief in the corruption, hatred, vileness of this country and our government. The only answer is for our nation to get on their knees and repent of our own sins and pray to God for His help and guidance to become renewed servants of God, following Him once again; putting aside childish desires, lusts, selfishness, greed, corruption, hatred and foul mouthed utterances towards each other and the world that God created. Murder of unborn children, Gods order for our lives, what marriage is and is not, and the courage to stand up for His word inspite of the true consequences in our current situation we find our country in.
Christian stand up and be heard, in love with Gods creation and in mankind knowing that God is in control and His will be done on earth as it is in heaven.