God’s grace provided through Jesus Christ is indeed amazing! The grace by which we are saved is the very same grace that enables us to obey Jesus. Because Jesus Christ is Lord, not only nature but also demonic spirits must submit to His authority. Should we, as children of God by faith in Christ, be required to do anything less than obey our King? Obeying God is of utmost importance. There is a power associated with obedience.
In every part of our lives we are faced with challenges. Each temptation is a test of obedience either to the Lord or our lusts. Just as believing in Jesus constitutes obedience unto salvation, believing in that same grace constitutes obedience unto purification. Each act of obedience is an act of faith. By Jesus’ one act of obedience “many will be made righteous.” (Romans 5:19) His example provides us the focus that we need to be obedient, even unto the death of self.
Pray to God that people may “read” this flock and see loving obedience to Jesus displayed. May our every thought be brought “into captivity to the obedience of Christ”. Even Jesus Himself “learned obedience by the things which He suffered.” “Follow me” includes His example of obedience.
The grace of God is more than sufficient to save your soul and purify it. Grace elects, grace sanctifies, grace makes obedience possible. The strength to obey comes from the One who dwells within. Enjoy the blessings of obedience by coming to Jesus and abiding in Jesus every moment of every day.