Thursday, October 2, 2008

"Yes" to God Bible Studies (Chpt 3)

When Obedience Becomes Radical

So, after teaching this chapter 3 times (remember we have a Sunday night class, a Wednesday Lunch time class, and a Wednesday Evening Class)... I just wanted to share a couple of things that jumped out to me. (and others in the classes)

First, this quote by Lysa (TerKeurst) on page 45, "We need not fear what obedience will cause to happen in our life. We should only fear what our disobedience will cause us to miss."

So, the question to me and to you....
What is the area in our lives that God wants radical obedience? What is keeping you/me/us from doing so? Fear? That was the common answer from my sweet ladies. (the other was lack of discipline - ouch!)

Secondly, look at this passage of scripture. Let it sink in. Read it. Digest it. Meditate on it...

Isaiah 41:13, "For I, the Lord your God hold your right hand. It is I who says to you, 'Fear not, I am the one who helps you."

He calls us to RADICAL OBEDIENCE - but He... the I AM that I AM is the one who is holding our hand and helping us.

That is awesome.

I am basking in this for a while. Seriously.




P.S. - Make sure you participate in my poll for wives on the right side bar - if you have not already. Thanks-sweet friends :)

7 comments:

Leah said...

My Bible study this morning from Priscilla Shirer's "Discerning the Voice of God" also talked about obedience. Hmmm, I sense a theme developing in my life!!

Leah

Jill said...

Yes, this is a very powerful truth.

I have been teaching on this topic for weeks now - it all comes down to one question:
Do you (we) believe HE is who HE says He is and has already given us everything we need for godliness?

Faith always = OBEDIENCE!

May you be richly blessed TODAY as you listen to His voice and walk in obedience to our upward calling!Heb. 3:7-8

In His amazing grace,
Jill

Lady of Value said...

Hi, found your page through Michelle. You have a nice page. I am a women's ministry leader also, but on hiatus right at the moment. Maybe we can share ideas some time.

I enjoy teaching Bible studies as well.

Have a great week!

Debra said...

DeeDee,

Tremendous blessings will follow that radical obedience is what I have learned in my life thus far. Does it come with some losses ..from a temporary earthly perspective, yes...from the eternal perspective...a resounding NO! Praise the Lord!

Blessings to you today, sweet sister!

Tricia said...

It was a very good class, the Lord really spoke to me through this last chapter we did, can't wait to read the next one!

Thanks so much for your prayers and support!

Blessings!

Angie said...

Dee Dee--- I love that passage. It goes with another favorite of mine...Deuteronomy 33:27.

I was blessed by your words tonight! Just what I needed:)

also known as Alicia said...

Thank you for the reminder that He is always there to help us. He reminded me of that today through the not-so-simple tasks of life. And if He will help me then, He will help in the bigger things.

Thanks for sharing!
Alicia

p.s. I found you through Amy @ Saved by Grace.