Saturday, February 12, 2011

Devout Obedience to the Lord

Obedience is part of our everyday life. Everyday you will make some choice to be obedient or not, to someone or something. Growing up as a child you are often faced with the choice to be obedient to you parents rules or not.  Later in life we may have jobs with rules to abide by or contracts with terms to meet. Our choices in life will either result in a positive or negative consequence.

God works the same way. Throughout the history of mankind God has given his children commandments. As they followed his commandments they were blessed and received the positive consequence that comes, any time we follow God in our lives. We find that our faith and testimony in him grows, we feel his love for us, and our demeanor becomes more Christlike. Allowing us to face the challenges and trials that we experience each and every day of our lives.

We must remember when we are faced with a difficult decision or trial that there will always be more good things to come. It takes effort do so, however, when Satan pulls that wool's cloth over your immediate view; blocking the view of those good things and the good times to come. We must reach out and tear that cloth down allowing ourselves to see and feel the goodness of God and his love for us in the present and in order to look forward with hope.

Often times we do not do this. Instead, at times, we find ourselves putting up walls until we are in a room with no door. We put ourselves in a position where we are not open to the feelings of comfort, joy, and serenity that God sends to us through the Holy Ghost. When in reality, our savior is reaching out with open arms for us.

Let us take courage in this for "[We] can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth [us]."(Philippians 4:13) This being said, let us have devout obedience to our Savior and to our Heavenly Father!As we do so we will accomplish miracles and we will be able to see with the Eternal Perspective that our Heavenly Father possesses. We will receive the blessings promised to all mankind as we are obedient.

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