Thursday, June 10, 2010

Your Slightest Wish

General Robert E. Lee sent word to Stonewall Jackson that he wanted to talk with him at his convenience.

Upon receiving word of the request, Jackson rode to the headquarters of Lee through a blinding rain storm.

When Lee saw him, he exclaimed, “I’m surprised you came through such a storm!”

“Your slightest wish, Sir,” replied Jackson, “is a supreme command to me. I always take pleasure in prompt obedience.”

In His love, God has set standards for our good and to protect us from evil and harm. He wants us to obey Him because we love and trust Him. Obedience keeps us from becoming entangled in things that distract us from His will and destroy our usefulness to Him. Obedience will bring us closer to God and His blessings, joy and peace.

Our obedience to God is not only an expression of our love for Him but it is the best proof of our commitment to Him.

His Word tells us to “Do whatever He tells you.” Are you able to say, “I always take pleasure in prompt obedience”?

Prayer: Lord, being obedient to You is not easy. I am inclined to seek my will and my ways rather than Your will and Your ways. Please, I pray, give me the strength that comes from Christ my Savior to respond when You call. In Your Name. Amen.

Scripture for Today: John 2:5

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