thought snippet twenty-four {obedience}

obedience

Matthew 21, verses 2 and 3 say:

“Go into the village over there,” he said. “As soon as you enter it, you will see a donkey tied there with its colt beside it. Untie them and bring them to me.  If anyone asks what you are doing, just say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will immediately let you take them.”

The owner of the donkey and the colt immediately gave them away for the Lord to ride on HIS triumphant entry to Jerusalem.  Without much hesitation, he gave in to the request even if these were his most precious possessions because maybe to him, it was an honor to serve Jesus in this manner.

To apply this in our lives, is heeding God’s request a priority? Are there things in our lives that we can give up for the glory of God?  Many times we hang on to certain possessions, we lose track of time and energy when obsessed with a particular work or project, we prioritize temporal things, we depend on ourselves to accomplish a task and rest on our laurels.

The ultimate reason for us to live is hindered by wrong motives or priorities.  When the Lord asks us to give up something for Him, we should immediately respond and lay before HIS feet whatever translates obedience.

The Lord does not need anything from us because HE has everything.  What HE needs is our true obedience, a heart that is joyful to offer Him ourselves, never blindly but with utmost conviction and faith.

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3 thoughts on “thought snippet twenty-four {obedience}

  1. hi,
    thanks for sharing your insights about obedience. very much appreciated.
    thanks also for sharing the photo…i think, it is somewhat familiar…is the photo taken here in the Philippines?

    God bless.

    regards,
    Mel

      1. that’s why it’s kind of familiar. I went there last February, and all i can say is, a very peaceful area. I posted a photo of the facade of its main chapel, and i’ll be posting more of it soon.

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