Day Four: Love = Obedience

John 14:15 ff. –If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—the Spirit of truth… Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them… Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching…

“Obedience is the most perfect act of love for God. I obey not because I am afraid, but because I love Jesus…True obedience is a genuine act of love…The more you love God the more you will obey.

“For our obedience to be cheerful and prompt, we have to be convinced that it is Jesus we obey… If you want to know whether you love God, ask yourselves the question: ‘Do I obey?’ If I obey, everything is alright… Knowledge of God, love of God, service of God—that is the end of our lives—and obedience gives us the key to it all.”

[Quotes of Mother Teresa from Total Surrender]

Let’s pray that the Lord would have His way with us. Let’s surrender totally to God as we sing and worship Him with the song, I Surrender by Hillsong.

– JP

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