What Is Obedience?

Obedience Is Following Instructions. 

  •  By Sign or Signal.
  •  A  Spoken Word.
  •  Written Text.

Examples:

red traffic lightSIGNAL:  A red light at an intersection means–STOP. The obedient response is to put your foot on the brake pedal, pressing into it so that the vehicle is no longer moving. It doesn’t mean slow down or pause. Stop means–stop.

comeSPOKEN:  Come…Go… (One-word commands). In obedience, you act accordingly–come or go. You heard the command, what are you waiting for?

 surgeon-general-warning WRITTEN:  In obedience, you quit smoking.

Ps. Now: Let’s Practice Obedience. Precept upon Precept.

Here Are 10 Things You Can Do Today To Practice Obedience:

1.Pray. The Bible says, Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will e added unto you. (Mathew 6:33).

2.Eat Healthy Foods.  A healthy breakfast is essential for a good start to a great day.

3. Be Safe. Whatever you do, safety always comes first.

  • Walk on the sidewalk
  • Use the crossways.
  • Always use protective gloves.
  • Wash hands after using the restroom.
  • Drive within the speed limits.
  • Stop at the stop sign.

4. Be Nice. “It’s nice to be important but it’s more important to be nice.”

5. Always Ask Please?

6. Remember to say, Thank you.

7. Be On Time. If you must be at work or keep that appointment  try to be at least 10 minutes early. It’s always greatly appreciated.

8. Don’t Procrastinate. Go to the gym today, return that phone call, pay that bill, and finish what you started.

9. Thou Shalt Not Steal. If it doesn’t belong to you, don’t put it in your pocket or purse.

10. Be Grateful.  Live with an attitude of gratitude.

Practice Makes You Better… Start Today.

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Teaching Obedience to Children…  

“Obedience  is not just about rules, regulations, and punishment. It is really about cooperating with one another in order to have a safe and orderly school, home, and community. Think of the peace and freedom you enjoy when neighbors respect one another and obey the law—and the chaos that follows when there is no law and order. Obedience makes teamwork and cooperation possible by clarifying your duty and doing it to the best of your ability.

I will…

 

The Past.

We must learn from our past. Why make the same mistakes repeatedly?
“That men do not learn from the lessons of history are the most important lesson of history.” (Aldous Huxley).
Winston Churchill said, “Forgetting our history we are doomed to repeat it.”
Too many are trapped in and by their past—living in the prisons of what was.
But, you can break free. Jesus came to set the captive free.
Forgiveness is the master key which unlocks the gates of our past and opens a highway to the future.
Jesus taught his disciples to pray—saying “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us…. For if we do not forgive others neither will our heavenly father forgive us.” Matthew 6:14,15. Everyone wants forgiveness, but so few will forgive.
We must learn to forgive and be forgiven.
That uneasy, feeling you’ve been wrestling with—it’s called guilt. It’s sometimes referred to as your conscience and it will not rest until you confess. To procrastinate only delays the inevitable.
It’s not possible, to rewind the clock and undo what’s done. Whatever happened—”If we confess our sins,” “He is faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” I John 1:9
Repentance often involves restitution, therefore by all means restore. Accept the consequences of your actions. If you did the crime and you must “do time,” God will sustain you with his grace.
Whatever it takes—put the past behind you. Never let your past, suffocate your present and hinder you from a bright and successful future.
No! It’s never too late to begin again. I encourage you to get up, wash up, dress up, pull your pants up and stand up and step out. Take a deep breath and smile again. “Take those broken wings and learn to fly again.”
Make changes where you must, but by the grace of God—go—grow and glow.
Don’t look back… remember Lot’s wife—she turned into a pillar of salt. You cannot go forward while looking back. “That was then, this is now.”
Have you ever considered the reason the rear-view mirror in your car is only a fraction of the size of the windshield? It’s because there is so much more ahead than what’s behind. An occasional glance in the mirror is only to remind you, of how far you have traveled. So keep moving, don’t stop.
Yesterday is past, and we may never see tomorrow. All we will ever have is now. Today. “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.