Life Change Happens Now: 21 Days Devoted

LIFE CHANGE HAPPENS NOW                                                                                                                21 DAYS DEVOTED
Day 18 of 21
Isaiah 1:19, Jeremiah 7:23, John 14:21
We have the opportunity for life change as we express our love for God through our obedience. In our lives, we have all had times where we may prefer to do things our way opposed to the preferences of others (choosing restaurants, vacation destinations). When we are willing to prioritize the desires of a parent, friend, or loved one over our own desires we display our love for them. Dying to our preferences in exchange for the plans God has for us demonstrates our trust and love for Him. In John 14:21, Jesus says, "The one who loves Me is the one who has My teaching and obeys it." When we walk in relationship with Jesus, we follow His voice out of reverence for His authority instead of religious duty. We are willing participants in expressing our love through our joyful submission to God's ways. As we focus on our relationship with God, we honor God by submitting our fleshly desires in favor of His holy desires. When we accept Christ, we have access to the Holy Spirit to help us as we work to put aside our preferences for God's perfect preference, and express our love for Him through our willingness and obedience.
  • What is God speaking to you about your willingness and obedience?
  • In what areas of your life is it difficult for you to be willing and obedient to what God has spoken?
Lord, thank you that you are all knowing and that you have my best interests in mind. I put aside my preferences, my flesh, and my desires in exchange for your ways. I pray that I am able to express my love to you by aligning my heart, mind, and actions with your Word and your will for me. I repent for situations where I have been unwilling and disobedient to you. Holy Spirit, I pray you empower me to obey swiftly and joyfully. I submit and I commit my life to you. Change me, renew me, and transform me, in your name. Amen!

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