Now that I have your attention, the real title of this blog entry is “Obedience”.
But…. Ugh…. who likes the word Obedience? Especially when you think of it in relation to Christianity, God and the church. For some people it might conjure up memories of an overly constricting religion with a litany of rules that no one could ever keep and judgmental eyes constantly watching. And, frankly, if you’re like me, you simply just don’t like being told what to do. Can I get an “Amen”?
But, like it or not, obedience is an issue that needs to be discussed. In fact, as I have been considering this word these last few months, I have come to the conclusion that from the beginning of creation, all God ever desired from us is our obedience, an allegiance to Him born out of a love for Him that places Him far above everything else in our heart.