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Sunday, January 6, 2013 - Nightly, National, Synchronized Prayer: LOVE OBEYS

January 6, 2013

LOVE OBEYS

“In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome.” 1 John 5:3

Christ’s commands are not burdensome, but a blessing. Man’s expectations can be an unbearable weight of unattainable actions. Like a backpack of bricks, the rigid control of proud leaders enslaves hearts. But joy and peace are the fruit of following hard after what Jesus wants. The yoke of Christ brings freedom, security and rest. Thus, the ultimate expression of love for God is obedience to God. Genuine love gladly obeys the Lord.

Furthermore, our love for the Lord matures as our love for His law grows in intensity and intimacy. How can we say we love God if we remain ignorant of His Word? Our precious Bible is a manual of how to love the Lord well. He defines what makes Him feel loved: reverent worship, joyful praise, humble prayers, forgiveness, generosity to the poor, caring for widows and orphans, proclaiming the gospel and training up the faithful.

“Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.” Psalm 119:165

Is your love for God an expression of your obedience to God? Indeed, you will be tempted to try the world’s ways and wander away from the Almighty’s path of purity. Grace is the gravel God places under your shoes of faith so you won’t stumble on Satan’s slippery path of deception. Trust gives you traction to follow Jesus. Do what Christ expects and you can expect His energy to empower your actions. Obedience pays!

What command is Christ asking you to keep? Perhaps you need to forgive another as God, for Christ’s sake, has forgiven you. A money matter may be haunting your happiness and it is time to write off the debt without writing off the debtor. Pray without ceasing, give without regrets, believe without doubting, love without conditions and forgive without expectations. Your obedience to God is an indicator of your love for God. Thus, by grace, obey well. Freedom is the fruit of following Jesus. Your obedience helps others obey!

“If you love me, keep my commands.” John 14:15

Prayer: Heavenly Father, give me the courage to follow the commands of Christ.

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1 year 11 months ago

Thank You Father that You hear and answer prayer, for we offer them in Jesus' name. Jesus Bread of Life, Hope of the World, we praise and worship You! We trust all these requests to Your care.

1 year 11 months ago

Welcome Lisa, glad you could join us tonight!

1 year 11 months ago

Laurie,
I recall that you have mentioned your respiratory problem back in the summer. I'm sorry to learn that you are still suffering. You have my prayers that God will provide you with the knowledge necessary to heal.

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1 year 11 months ago

I am sorry I dozed off I am going to say goodnight I am hoping that I will be able to get up as soon as the house warms The furnace goes into day mode at about 5:00 am so I hope to get up then.

1 year 11 months ago

Carol, welcome! Glad to have you here.

Barbara, sweet dreams! Stay cozy and warm!

1 year 11 months ago
NFL

Thank you all for your prayers.....I have done all I can think of to do, the matter in in His hands. I listened to Alex Jones today...anyone ever listen to him, he is o-line and lives in Austin TX. He had a sherrif from PA on who says if he is ordeed to confiscate guns he will not obey an unconstitutional order. Further talk guests revealed that the Pres is going to sign an exec order to collect all guns and stop sales.

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1 year 11 months ago

Well my dear friends, time for me to say good-night. Thank you for joining me tonight. My love to all!

Numbers 6:24-26

24 “‘“The Lord bless you
and keep you;
25 the Lord make his face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
26 the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace.”’

1 year 11 months ago

Dawn,
Do you think that the talk guests had credible basis for their information?

1 year 11 months ago
NFL

Yes, Carol, I listen to him about once or twie a week. the sherriff on today wis backed by the Sherriff Mack group and the bill he is submitting is circulating like wild fire amoung law inforcement. Do you know about Sherriff Mack and the constitutional Sherriffs? here is a link....the radio show is on Genesis and it re-runs till they do the next one. You can probaly still hear this one http://www.infowars.com

1 year 11 months ago
NFL

here is the link to Sherriff Mack: http://constitutionalsheriffs.ning.com

1 year 11 months ago
NFL

after 12 here, nighty night

1 year 11 months ago

Night, Dawn, and thanks,
Happy Dreams!

1 year 11 months ago

Good morning prayer warriors. It is so good to see our group returning to activity. I'm sorry i dropped off the face of the earth, my internet went down and I gave up. Maggie, please do work on something in your neck of the woods. Group, when are you open to reuniting?

I come in complete agreement with all of your prayer requests.

1 year 11 months ago

Hey everyone, thanks for your prayers. I went to the ER last night and my oxygen was pretty low at 95. They still didn't find pneumonia but I was diagnosed with bronchitis and severe asthma. I got new tubing for my nebulizer and it helped to get the medicine in. They also put me on more steroids. James says that I have more color today, although I did sleep all day. I have had a history of life long asthma although I have been healed of it twice.

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1 year 11 months ago

Laurie, I'm glad to know that you are experiencing some relief today.
I am joining you in prayer that God will offer you comfort and the reassurance that you will heal and be able to resume your active, productive life. And, most importantly, that you are able to sing clearly, beautifully in giving praise to the Lord.

1 year 11 months ago

Awwww, thank you Carol! Love you!

1 year 11 months ago

Love you, too.

1 year 11 months ago
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