Day Two: Audacious Obedience

1 John 5:3-5 NIV
In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, 4for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 5Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.

“This period of failure was a learning experience, a time in which I was purged of my pride and self-sufficiency. I was humiliated, and I was humbled. God had first to cleanse a vessel before it was fit to fill with his precious oil of healing. I believe God began healing the sick through me only after I came to a place of total dependence on his grace and mercy.”

“I also learned about obedience to God’s Word. In the past I had been able to get some good results without God’s help. But praying for the sick was different. I realized that I could get no results without God’s anointing. My job was to obey, prayer, and rely on his sovereign mercy; his part was to heal.” – [John Wimber, Power Healing]

In the Gospels, Jesus directly connects obedience to God’s commandments with audacious prayer. Audacious obedience leads to audacious faith. With this heart, let’s pray, “Lord, show me the next steps of obedience in my life. Lead me into deeper trust and dependence on you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”

Today, let’s worship the Lord by singing “Peace Be Still” by The Belonging Co. (Click Here)

– NB