Friday, August 30, 2013

Obedience is Success

For the past two weeks, I’ve been over at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church talking about being on mission—stepping out of our comfort zones and sharing our Christian faith with others when the opportunity presents itself.

Today, I’m there talking about success…not how our world determines success, but how God looks at success.

Or does He?

Does God call us to be successful or does He call us to be obedient?

When God calls, we have two choices—to follow Him, or ignore the call.

Which will you choose?

I hope you’ll join me on the Gloria Dei blog to read my post where I talk about when God called Jeremiah to be a prophet. (Hint: Jeremiah’s excuse of why he wasn’t the right person sounds much like the excuses we often give.)

How do you feel about God’s response to Jeremiah’s excuse, and to our excuses?

In Christ,

For the first three posts in the "A New Reformation" series:


  1. I love your thought that we are called to obey! How the world needs to learn this! We are examples to show and experience this obedience to the voice of the Holy Spirit. and to God's word.

    1. Thank you! So glad you stopped by and left a commment.

  2. Hi Laura,
    God would rather have obedience. 1 John 3:24 Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God, and God in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.
    I'm heading over to read your post on Gloria Dei.


  3. An obedient heart is most precious to God! Heading off to read your post!


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