Can you believe January is almost over? Good grief, I feel like this month just started, and we’re already moving in to February!
We have one more day of our January study on Attitude left. That drops tomorrow, so be sure to watch your email. But then, on Tuesday, we launch into a new set of themed devotionals for the month of February.
Speaking of February, I’m really excited to dig in to this new topic of Obedience. I didn’t really want to do it, but the Lord kept sending me verses in my daily reading that wouldn’t leave me alone.
The fact is, attitude and obedience go hand-in-hand.
Now I know talking about obedience doesn’t sound like any fun, but it’s such an important thing. Obedience isn’t scary. It’s not judgmental or harmful. I think our culture has turned the idea of obedience into something negative. Rebels are popular. Going against the flow is something to be admired. And that’s not to say there aren’t times for things like that, but not when it comes to following Jesus.
Obedience is one of those virtues we need to embrace as believers, but I’m not sure we talk about it as often as we should. I know it’s something I need for myself, especially when I’m looking at the things in my life that are challenging me right now.
I am trying to be consistent in my healthy choices this year, and it’s really stretching me. But this is what God has called me to, and I need to obey, even when I don’t feel like it.
So throughout February, we’re going to work through some memory verses about obedience, and we’ll talk about how we know what to obey and how we apply it to our lives. And we’re going to start with first talking about how we can know what (and who) to obey.
For this week’s memory verse, we’ll continue memorizing the Beattitudes, but we’re at the very last one.
God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers.
Are you excited to learn what real obedience looks like? It might surprise you, because when it comes to following Jesus, life rarely looks like we expect.
Thanks, everyone! I’m praying for you!
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