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Posts Tagged: obedience

A Six-Word Prayer

Sometimes we think our prayers must be long and eloquent to be meaningful. Wrong. This morning I discovered a significant prayer that’s only six words long: “Make me willing to obey you” (Psalm 51:12). Wow. If we prayed these words and meant them, our lives could be completely transformed. We’d be inviting God to change… [ read more ]

Simon Says

As a little girl, I remember playing games on the lawn with other neighborhood kids – games including “Tag,” “Hide and Go Seek,” “Red Light, Green Light,” and “Simon Says.” Did you ever play the latter? Someone – whoever was lucky enough to play the role of Simon – stood in front of everyone else… [ read more ]

More Thoughts about Obedience

Saul’s life offers some priceless insights about obedience or lack thereof. God’s command to him was clear: “Go and completely destroy the entire Amalekite nation – men, women, children, babies, cattle, sheep, camels, and donkeys” (1 Samuel 15:3). Did Saul do as he was told? Nope. He captured the Amalekite king and allowed his army… [ read more ]

Abe’s Attitude

Abraham’s life is soooo inspirational to me. He was nowhere near perfect, but his heart, overall, was bent on knowing God. This morning as I read in Genesis 22, I saw two verses that I’ve not noticed before. That chapter is about Abraham’s infamous test of obedience. He comes through that experience with flying colors…. [ read more ]