“God speaks not to be heard. God speaks to be OBEYED”.
A faithful Church member shared that with me last Sunday. She was captivated by the truth of that statement. I am captivated by the truth of that statement. What about you?
God doesn’t just want us to hear Him. God expects us to obey him.
Jesus put it this way “If you love me, keep my commandments…Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. (St, John 14: 15, 23 a)
What are Jesus’ Commandments/teaching? Let’s look at two:
- The greatest commandment is to love. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’[a] 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’…There is no commandment greater than these.”
Have you obeyed God’s call to love? How have you demonstrated your love for God and the things of God? Have you spoken to and about persons in ways that are loving? Have you treated persons well?
2. Jesus commands us to “deny (them)self, take up our cross and follow him”. Matthew 16: 24. Have you obeyed the call to sacrifice for the cause of Christ? Have you obeyed God’s voice to be a good steward, using your time, talents, and treasure to build up the Church’s ministry and God’s world?
God speaks not to be heard. God speaks to be obeyed. What are the different things that God has been saying to you as a Christian. How will you respond?
Maybe the LORD has been speaking to you about deepening FELLOWSHIP with believers.
If so join us in the Sanctuary on SUNDAY FEBRUARY 19 @ 5 pm for EXPRESSIONS OF LOVE. Wear something red as we bask in the beauty of love. Invite a friend or family member.
Maybe the LORD has been calling you to a consecrated time of Prayer.
If so, Join us throughout the LENTEN SEASON (Beginning on February 23) FOR 40 DAYS OF PRAYER. A prayer Calendar has been developed and will be circulated. We invite you and your household to set aside 15 minutes each day to pray for the matters identified.
Maybe the LORD has been speaking to you about connecting deeper with our wider United Church.
If so, let us assemble at MEADOWBROOK UNITED CHURCH ON FEBRUARY 23 @ 9AM FOR THE NORTH EASTERN REGIONAL MISSION COUNCIL’S (NERMC) WORSHIP AND DAY OF FELLOWSHIP. The preacher will be Rev. Donovan McPherson. Our own Elizabeth Benjamin will be the Youth Speaker. There will be activities for children and Youth.
Maybe God has been speaking to you about inviting someone to Church.
Obey Him now! Fill out the Guest information Card and submit put it in the offering bag, or drop it as the Church Office. For our online members, there’s the option to submit online.
Let us be obedient to the voice of God when He speaks. It will redound to our spiritual health and growth.
The peace of the Lord be with you and yours.